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

From: Uwe Ligges <>
Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2009 15:36:17 +0200

Please install from the "CRAN extras" repository (where you will find a working copy) and do NOT report a bug in R that is not a bug in R but in a contributed package / the package repository.

Uwe Ligges wrote:
> 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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