Re: [R] Error Downloading Matrix Package

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat 30 Jul 2005 - 02:34:32 EST

You should have got a different error message, namely

         package some_pkg is in use and will not be installed

and that is what I got when I tried it.

On Fri, 29 Jul 2005, Spencer Graves wrote:

> I've gotten that error message when trying to update a package I
> had attached. oops. (like do-it-yourself lobotomy.) Then I had to
> "install.packages", because much of it got deleted and it wouldn't work any
> more.
> spencer graves
>
> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>
>> 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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