[R] uninstall problem
ggrothendieck at yifan.net
Sat Mar 16 14:17:34 CET 2002
On 16 Mar 2002 at 7:03, Prof Brian D Ripley wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Mar 2002 ggrothendieck at yifan.net wrote:
> > Under Windows 2000 I installed R 1.4.0 some time ago. I then
> > installed R 1.4.1 just now. If I
> > hit the Windows Start button
> > select Programs from the menu that appears
> > select R from the menu that appears
> > then I get a menu with
> > R 1.4.0
> > R 1.4.1
> > R 1.4.0 Help
> > R 1.4.1 Help
> > Uninstall R for Windows
> > If I select Uninstall R for Windows it uninstalls R 1.4.1 but
> > I want to uninstall 1.4.0 . How do I do that? There does
> > not appear to be separate uninstalls for the two versions.
> You go to the 1.4.0 directory and run Uninstall.exe. This and related
> issues are covered in the rw-FAQ in R-devel (1.5.0 to be).
> BTW, the behaviour is quite common for Windows applications.
This works but
1. there are stil some files left including some dot files and
the library directory hierarchy. I guess you have to delete
them by hand?
2. the Start | Programs | R | Uninstall R for Windows
menu item disappeas do it won't be possible to use it for 1.4.1
It seems you have to uninstall 1.4.0 before installling
1.4.1 if you want to be able to rely on the uninstall in the
Start | Programs | R menu
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