Error installing ESS and XEmacs for Windows Users of R

Justin.Scott at Justin.Scott at
Mon May 24 02:11:40 CEST 2004

Dear All,

John Fox suggested I email in this problem.  Has any body come across it before or know of a solution?

I have been trying to load:

ESS and XEmacs for Windows Users of R

I have been following the:

An Introduction to ESS + XEmacs for Windows Users of R 


I loaded the Xemacs setup file onto my PC then ran it.  The following (or similar) error message occurred on multiple occassions.

	Can't open packages /c-support-1.19-pkg.tar.gz for reading no such file.

When I come to double-click on the Xemacs icon, I get the following error in Xemacs:

	(1) (initialization/error) An error has occurred while loading d:\Documents and Settings\sco244\.xemacs\init.el:

	Symbol's function definition is void: ad-add-advice

	To ensure normal operation, you should investigate the cause of the error
	in your initialization file and remove it.  Use the `-debug-init' option
	to XEmacs to view a complete error backtrace.

Hope you can help,

Mr Justin Scott
Quantitative Scientist/Statistician
CSIRO Plant Industry
Queensland Bioscience Precinct
306 Carmody Road
St Lucia QLD 4067
ph: 07 3214 2245
fax: 07 3214 2920
email: justin.scott at

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