[Rd] Re: [R] case-insensitive ZIP
ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Tue Nov 2 09:14:29 CET 2004
Primer, Jeremy (FID) wrote:
> A development note:
> In the function "install.packages", it would be helpful to those of us
> who have atypical installations and install manually from ZIP files to
> pkgnames <- sub("\\.zip$", "", pkgnames)
> replaced with
> pkgnames <- sub("\\.zip$", "", pkgnames, ignore.case = TRUE)
> because the contributed zipfiles are ZIPfiles. The routine did not work
> for me out of the box.
[moved to R-devel]
Hmmm. Recent versions of R require correctly installed versions (using R
CMD INSTALL) of the packages. It is hard work to get a file called *.ZIP
(rather than *.zip) that contains a valid binary package for Windows.
I'd vote against such a change, since the recent behaviour suggests
perfectly well that the file probably won't work.
> Jeremy Primer
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