[R] ScieViews installer

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat May 7 17:36:20 CEST 2005

On Sat, 7 May 2005, Erich Neuwirth wrote:

> Thank you for your help.
> The library directory contained some very strangely named
> subdirectories, file3132 and similarly.
> After removing these and vereything related to SciViews
> I was able to install SciViews.
> Looking back I seem to remember that form time to time
> these strange directories appear and I do not understand
> where they come from.
> Could it be a timing issue, i.e. Windows trying to remove
> a directory too early? I remember similar problems with
> temporary files not being deletable by Excel.

No, on NT a Windows atomic file rename is used.  Neither Duncan nor I have 
ever encountered these: they seem to result from a Windows OS bug.

> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> On Sat, 7 May 2005, Erich Neuwirth wrote:
>>> bundle 'SciViews' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
>>> Error in sprintf(gettext("unable to move temp installation '%d' to
>>> '%s'"),  :
>>>        use format %s for character objects
>>> how can I solve this problem?
>> Well, use R-patched where that exact problem goes away, but that is not
>> the problem that needs solving.
>> The underlying cause is a problem on your Windows file system.  Do you
>> have a version of SciViews left over that Windows cannot remove?
>> I've just tested this, and it works for me even in 2.1.0.
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