Re: [R] ScieViews installer

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sun 08 May 2005 - 01:36:20 EST

On Sat, 7 May 2005, Erich Neuwirth wrote:

> 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.

No, on NT a Windows atomic file rename is used. Neither Duncan nor I have ever encountered these: they seem to result from a Windows OS bug.

>
>
>
> 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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