Re: [R] Solve for "Please set TMPDIR to a valid temporary directory"

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From: Uwe Ligges (ligges@statistik.uni-dortmund.de)
Date: Tue 11 May 2004 - 00:13:33 EST


Message-id: <409F8E0D.8030409@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>

aedin culhane wrote:

> Dear R Help,
> My apologies if this is widely known, but I didn't find this in the R
> archives.
>
> I am running WinXP pro and R 1.90. Rcmd build or check fails with the
> error: "Please set TMPDIR to a valid temporary directory"

OK. So why do you not set an environment variable TMPDIR=C:\Windows\temp
(which is the standard temp directory on Windows XP)?

Uwe Ligges

> $TMPDIR is set to $TMPDIR or C:/TEMP in share\perl\R\Var.pm. TMPDIR or
> c:\temp do not exist on WinXP on my laptop. I have C:\WUTemp and the
> env variables $TMP and $TEMP are set (..Is this normal?).
>
> The two work arounds I found are to create a C:\temp directory, or
> include $TMP or $TEMP in Var.pm. I did the latter, and it works for me.
> I include the fix below.
>
>
> if($OSTYPE eq "windows"){
> ## DON'T add R_HOME/bin here: it might contain spaces and will not
> ## work using system() under Windows 98.
> $R_EXE = "Rterm.exe";
> $R_CMD = "Rcmd.exe";
> getenv("TMPDIR", "TMP", "TEMP", "C:/TEMP"); # Edited to include TMP
> and TEMP
> print "tmpdir is $TMPDIR\n"; # Edited to include print
> if (-d $TMPDIR) {
> $TMPDIR = Win32::GetShortPathName($TMPDIR) if $TMPDIR =~ / /;
> $TMPDIR =~ s+\\+/+g; ## ensure forward slashes only
> } else {
> $TMPDIR = ""
> }
> }
>
>
>
>>version
>
> platform i386-pc-mingw32
> arch i386
> os mingw32
> system i386, mingw32
> status
> major 1
> minor 9.0
> year 2004
> month 04
> day 12
> language R
>
>
> Regards
> Aedin
>
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