[R] Rcmd ?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 10 18:33:11 CET 2001
On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Yves Gauvreau wrote:
> > -----Message d'origine-----
> > De : Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk]
> > Envoyé : Wednesday, January 10, 2001 9:49 AM
> > À : Yves Gauvreau
> > Cc : r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> > Objet : Re: [R] Rcmd ?
> > On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Yves Gauvreau wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I tried running Rcmd.exe to no avail. It doesn't even start
> > because it tries
> > > to read some memory address that NT says it can't and terminate.
> > >
> > > I tried downloading and reinstalling rw1020sp.zip with the
> > installer twice
> > > just in case it got corrupted somehow in transport but it
> > resulted in the
> > > same problem.
> > >
> > > What should I do?
> > Shorten your PATH, please, as it's the same problem as rwinst.exe.
> > It needs to be less than 264 chars. Alternatively, get
> > http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/bdr/RWin/Rpre/rw1021sp.zip
> > and extract Rcmd.exe from it (but please don't use anything else).
> Ok I can do that (get the new file) no problem. I don't understand the
> relation with rwinst.exe. I've install R1020 with rwinst and it worked fine
> with the same environment PATH string. I just updated it to the new R
> location and did the same to RHOME. I even used it again to add packages
> with no problems. But rcmd doesn't even start and you say that rwinst should
> not work either with this long path is that it?
We replaced rwinst.exe after a couple of days and several reports.
The original one failed if RHOME was not set and the PATH was over 264
chars and you tried to install a package.
Perhaps I should stop trying to explain why, and just say what to do.
> Yves Gauvreau
> PS. I got the new rcmd.exe as you suggested and it works fine now. (Thanks)
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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