[R] R 0.64.2 for Windows 95/NT

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jul 21 17:58:48 CEST 1999

On Wed, 21 Jul 1999, Prof Brian D Ripley wrote:

> On Wed, 21 Jul 1999, E. S. Venkatraman wrote:
> > I installed R 0.64.2 using "rwinst.exe" on a Windows 95 machine.  The zip
> > files and rwinst.exe were stored in a directory "rtmp" and I wanted R to
> > be installed in "r0642" (by setting c:\rtmp for source directory and c:\
> > for install directory).  After the installation was completed the main
> > program was in r0642 whereas all the documentation in c:\rtmp\r0642.  
> > 
> > Is this a known bug?  
> No. I have never tried installing in the root directory, and that
> probably fails, since c: vs c:\ is handled differently from c:\rbeta vs
> c:\rbeta\.  I'll add a special-case check for this.

I have checked this out: actually it is a bug in the unzip code used, and
so only affects the second and subsequent zip files in a rwinst session.
I've sent a revised binary to Guido to put on CRAN.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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