Re: [R] Error Downloading Matrix Package

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat 30 Jul 2005 - 01:57:57 EST

Possible answers:

  1. You do not have permission to remove the package from its previous location.
  2. Windows mistakenly thinks that some file in the package is still open.

Try deleting the directory from Windows Explorer. If 2) you may have to log out or reboot Windows before you can do so.

BTW, my Windows setup updated successfully this morning, so this is indeed a local problem.

On Fri, 29 Jul 2005, Doran, Harold wrote:

> I'm trying to update my Matrix package given the update last night. But
> the following error is generated. I've tried restarting R and deleting
> my old Matrix package. Can anyone suggest how this might be resolved?
>
>> install.packages('Matrix')
> trying URL
> 'http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/languages/R/CRAN/bin/windows/contrib/2.1/Mat
> rix_0.98-1.zip'
> Content type 'application/zip' length 891288 bytes
> opened URL
> downloaded 870Kb
>
> package 'Matrix' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
> Error: cannot remove prior installation of package 'Matrix'
>
>
>> traceback()
> 4: stop(sprintf(gettext("cannot remove prior installation of package
> '%s'"),
> curPkg), domain = NA, call. = FALSE)
> 3: unpackPkg(foundpkgs[okp, 2], foundpkgs[okp, 1], lib, installWithVers)
> 2: .install.winbinary(pkgs = pkgs, lib = lib, contriburl = contriburl,
> method = method, available = available, destdir = destdir,
> installWithVers = installWithVers, dependencies = dependencies)
> 1: install.packages("Matrix")
>
>
> This is on a Windows XP machine for R 2.11
>
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