Re: [R] Installation of R in Windows

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat 03 Jul 2004 - 15:51:17 EST


On Fri, 2 Jul 2004, John Doe wrote:

> I tried to install R (V 1.9.1) on an XP Home Edition box with loads of
> disk space and 256 MB of RAM. During installation, I get messages
> stating that some files are corrupted. I used two copies of the install
> exe downloaded from different sites and still get the same messages at
> the same spots in the install. What do I need to do to get around this?

Sort out the local problem with your downloading. It may be your client, so could you perhaps try a different browser, or ftp in binary mode?

> I ran md5sum on the downloaded exe file:
>
> C:\WINDOWS\Temp>md5sum rw1091.exe
> c45bbe46e9a9bc1c0995e896f3bd4537 *rw1091.exe
>
> This seems to be different from what is shown at
> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/md5sum.txt:
>
> 2e92742add3194fc22ada0cd2634ac61 *rw1091.exe
>
> What's going on?

Something in your downloading is corrupting the file: that's the purpose of md5sums (and the copy I just downloaded has the stated checksum). Is the size correct? (21688072 bytes.) If not, you may be running out of some resource (temp space, for example) during the download.

-- 
Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

______________________________________________
R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
https://www.stat.math.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
Received on Sat Jul 03 15:54:54 2004

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Wed 03 Nov 2004 - 22:54:40 EST