[R] rw0642

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Jul 24 00:22:11 CEST 1999

On Fri, 23 Jul 1999, Peter B. Mandeville wrote:

> Among other computers, I am using rw0642 on an IBM 300GL with 32MB RAM and
> Windows98.

> 3. Many times Rwinst reports "zip files not found" when I try to install an
> add-on package using Windows95. This appears not to happen using Windows98.

> Can someone help me with these details?

`It sometimes does not work' reports are frustratingly unhelpful. Could
_you_ give the details and then we may be able to give the help. 
I no longer have a Win95 machine, so need very detailed diagnostics.

Yes, I know VR53pl037 unpacks into its own directory: that is intentional,
as you are supposed to read the top-level files. If your students can't
cope with that, you could re-package a version of R for them as you like it
(and write your own installer?). Alternatively, I could remove
VR53pl037.zip, and let them install from the CRAN sources, when that
tiny extra step will not be needed.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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