[BioC] load AnnBuilder and install XML

James W. MacDonald jmacdon at med.umich.edu
Thu Mar 17 16:44:36 CET 2005

Seth Falcon wrote:
> "James W. MacDonald" <jmacdon at med.umich.edu> writes:
>>>I'm using R 2.0.1 actually.
>>>Is there something wrong with windows version of XML?
>>No, you just did things in an unnecessarily difficult way.
>>will get you what you need.
> With R 2.0.1 that should work because the default is for
> install.packages to use the main CRAN site.
> If you use a CRAN mirror, you _might_ not be able to find the Windows
> binary XML package.  It is a special case I think because it isn't as
> easy as other packages to build on Windows.

Yep, you are correct. On R-2.0.1 install.packages("XML") doesn't work 
out of the box. On R-2.1.0, install.packages() finds the correct version 
at BDR's website.

A version that will work with R-2.0.1 can be found here:



> And to clarify the error message: The binary version you found was
> built with an older version of R and so isn't compatible with your R.
> Best,
> + seth
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James W. MacDonald
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