[Rd] iconv.dll needed in addition to Riconv.dll for package XML to load (PR#13747)

From: <osiander.meixner_at_hp.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2009 10:10:13 +0200 (CEST)

Full_Name: Osiander Meixner
Version: 2.9.0 (2009-04-17)
OS: Windows Vista Enterprise, 32bit, SP1 Submission from: (NULL) (

package XML_2.5-1
>library(XML) throws an error window saying:
RGui: RGui.exe - Unable to Locate Component This application has failed to start becuase iconv.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem. "

RGui then reports this:

 Error in inDL(x, as.logical(local), as.logical(now), ...) :    unable to load shared library 'c:/R/R-2.9.0/library/XML/libs/XML.dll':    LoadLibrary failure: The specified module could not be found.   

 Error : .onLoad failed in 'loadNamespace' for 'XML'  Error: package/namespace load failed for 'XML'

Indeed the error messages triggered by library(XML) seems to be a side effect of a dll naming issue. This issue can be solve by _adding_ a copy of Riconv.dll renamed as iconv.dll
and restarting RGui

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