[R] changing dir to network drive in Rgui caused crash (1.7.0)

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Wed Apr 23 08:50:22 CEST 2003

Marc Schwartz wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch 
>>[mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Liaw, Andy
>>Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 7:26 PM
>>To: 'R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch'
>>Subject: [R] changing dir to network drive in Rgui caused crash
> (1.7.0)
>>Dear R-help,
>>Has anyone experienced similar problem?  On WinNT4(sp6), 
>>running Rgui from 1.7.0, when try to change directory to some 
>>network drive using the "File / Change dir..." menu, Rgui gets 
>>a visit by Dr. Watson.  If I first change dir to a local 
>>drive, then again to a network drive, it works fine.  It also 
>>works fine with setwd() from the command prompt.
> It does not happen on WinXP Pro using 1.7.0, whether I explicitly
> enter the network path (ie. \\ServerName\Drive\Folder) in the dialog
> or browse to it. 

Works as well on my WinNT4.0 (SP6) installation, starting "as is" and 
with "rgui --vanilla". Does the latter configuration still produce the 
crash for you, Andy?

Uwe Ligges

> Are you using a mapped network drive (ie. 'M:') or a non-mapped target
> path?

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