[R] update.packages() doesn't work anymore

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 24 23:22:26 CET 2001

On Wed, 24 Jan 2001, Michael M. Meyer wrote:

> Brian:
> I installed the 1.2.1 rpm and the scripts in /usr/lib/R/bin/R and
> /usr/bin/R are different.  The latter has the correct R_HOME, the former has
> the one with /var/tmp/...
> Either, some postprocessing of the rpm file is broken, or the rpm
> itself has a bad file in it.

Ah, RPMs. Very good point, and surely the answer.  Please send that to the

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