[R] add-on package/windows installation probLem

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Fri Oct 15 19:10:39 CEST 2004

Nebahat Noyan wrote:

> Hi,
> I have tried to download the bootstrap.tar.gz from the website below:
> http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/Old/0.50/INDEX.html

0. For sure you are joking ...          ^^^^^^^^
    The package is 7.5 years old (16-Apr-1997) -  too old to be 
installable by recent versions of R. But you might want to look into 
more recent packages on CRAN ....

1. Under Windows, you have to INSTALL via R CMD INSTALL with R >= 2.0.0 
(if there is no binary version available built with that version).

2. The solution in the mail given below was never the preferable one.

Uwe Ligges

> I have extracted the folder to a zip file...and then use the load packages from local zip files.
> I use R2.0.0.0 and windows NT, i get the error:
> 1: error -1 in extracting from zip file 
> 2: cannot open file `bootstrap/DESCRIPTION' 
> ALso, when i use R CMD INSTALL with the package name bootstrap.tar.gz it gives a syntax error.
> Can you help me with this pLease?
> Sincere Regards,
> Neba Noyan
> Research Assistant
> Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation Institute
> Rutgers University
> P.S:
> ReLated solutions  in the mailing List are below:
>>solved : 
>>before installing using menu option, go to "program files\R\rw1051\library" and 
>>make a directory "pubbias", then install the package from the local zip file 
>>1) the zip file might have invalid internal structure. Maybe it is 
>>missing the directory `pubbias' (although the unzip code should cope with 
>>that, and that's not the error code I would expect). 
>>2) This is not the first attempt to do something like this, and Windows 
>>had the location in use. (I have seen that one, and after a reboot it 
>>worked cleanly.) 
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