[Rd] Bug in versioned install (was: (fwd) R-1.7.0 : Problem with Downloading "dse") (PR#2827)

dmurdoch at pair.com dmurdoch at pair.com
Wed Apr 23 15:17:36 MEST 2003

The reason dse won't install is because of the new versioned install
code.  It assumes that it's dealing with a plain package, and doesn't
handle bundles properly.

Robert, could you look at that?  

A workaround is as follows.  After the install.packages call fails
with this message

>Error in file(file, "r") : unable to open connection
>In addition: Warning message: 
>cannot open file `dse/DESCRIPTION' 

you are left with a temporary directory in $RHOME/library named
something like $RHOME/library/file14752 (the number at the end will

This directory will contain subdirectories dse1, dse2, setRNG, and

If you move those four subdirectories up a level to $RHOME/library,
then dse will work.

Duncan Murdoch

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