install.packages() together with pixmap package (PR#2042)
Fri, 20 Sep 2002 09:13:19 +0200

>>>>> On 19 Sep 2002 20:53:41 +0200,
>>>>> Peter Dalgaard BSA (PDB) wrote:

  > writes:
  >> So, possibly the package pixmap is corrupted in some strange way that only
  >> int.unzip sees?
  >> ---------------------------------------------------------------
  >> > install.packages("D:/temp/", .libPaths()[1], CRAN = NULL)
  >> updating HTML package descriptions
  >> Warning message: 
  >> error -1 in extracting from zip file 
  >> ------------------------------------------------------------

  > I can reproduce this (with a 1.5.0 prerelease, though). I can't get a
  > handle on what the reason might be, but it did seem to work simply to
  > unzip into rw1050/library. The HTML help will not be quite
  > perfect, but hey, there are only two functions in the package...

Well, 2 help pages doesn't mean only 2 functions ... unless you count
all methods for a generic only as one function.

  > was built with 1.3.1, so maybe a repackaging would be in
  > order.

There will be a new release of pixmap next week which contains a
complete rewrite of the code using the methods package, hence it
might not be worth the effort.

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