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The goal of updater is to ease the R update process. The package will re-install packages available on your previous version of R into the system library of your new installation. The package uses {renv} to install the packages, adding each installation into your {renv} cache.

Importantly, the package re-installs the packages and does not copy them from the previous R installation library. R packages for minor R releases (e.g. R 4.1 to R 4.2) may not be compatible, which is why it’s important to re-install the packages and not copy them.


  1. Record location of current R system library

  2. Install R

  3. Install packages