[R] Packages reappear for installation each time update.packages() is run

Bernt Guldbrandtsen Bernt.Guldbrandtsen at agrsci.dk
Tue Apr 4 09:28:34 CEST 2006


Whenever I run update.packages() certain packages reappear over and over
again as packages to be updated. Specifically, the problems appear with
the packages gregmisc and gap:

> update.packages()
gregmisc :
 Version 2.0.7 installed in /usr/local/lib/R/library 
 Version 2.0.8 available at http://cran.dk.r-project.org
Update (y/N/c)?  n
gap :
 Version 1.0-3 installed in /usr/local/lib/R/library 
 Version 1.0-6 available at http://cran.dk.r-project.org
Update (y/N/c)?  n
 Version 0.97-8 installed in /usr/local/lib/R/library 
 Version 0.99-6 available at http://cran.dk.r-project.org
Update (y/N/c)?  n

Ignore the XML part. XML cannot be updated due to an old version of

Updates of gregmisc and gap complete succesfully. On the next
update.packages() they are update again...

I have no clue what causes this.

The system is a Red Hat Linux 9.0 system fully updated.

The R version is:

R : Copyright 2006, The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
Version 2.2.1 Patched (2006-03-13 r37533)
ISBN 3-900051-07-0

The problem has occurred consistently with a number of recent versions
of R, that I've had installed. The problem has been around with gregmisc
for a while but started to occur with gap fairly recently.

Uninstalling and reinstalling the packages does not remove the problem.

Best regards,

Bernt Guldbrandtsen
Senior Researcher, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences
http://www.agrsci.dk, (45) 89 99 12 27

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