Re: [R] ScieViews installer

From: Erich Neuwirth <>
Date: Sun 08 May 2005 - 01:29:07 EST

Thank you for your help.
The library directory contained some very strangely named subdirectories, file3132 and similarly.
After removing these and vereything related to SciViews I was able to install SciViews.
Looking back I seem to remember that form time to time these strange directories appear and I do not understand where they come from.

Could it be a timing issue, i.e. Windows trying to remove a directory too early? I remember similar problems with temporary files not being deletable by Excel.

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Sat, 7 May 2005, Erich Neuwirth wrote:

>> bundle 'SciViews' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
>> Error in sprintf(gettext("unable to move temp installation '%d' to
>> '%s'"),  :
>>        use format %s for character objects
>> how can I solve this problem?

> Well, use R-patched where that exact problem goes away, but that is not
> the problem that needs solving.
> The underlying cause is a problem on your Windows file system. Do you
> have a version of SciViews left over that Windows cannot remove?
> I've just tested this, and it works for me even in 2.1.0.
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