[R] "The system cannot find the file specified"

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 14:43:52 CET 2009

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 6:39 AM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
> On 29/10/2009 9:11 AM, Mark Knecht wrote:
>> What is the problem here? I did an install package from the Rgui menu.
>> Windows Vista
> normalizePath uses the Windows functions GetFullPathName and GetLongPathName
> to clean up paths, and one of them returned the error you saw.  Does that
> path exist on your system?
> Duncan Murdoch
>> Error in normalizePath(path) :
>>  path[1]="C:\Program Files\R\R-2.9.2\library/QRMlib": The system
>> cannot find the file specified
>> <SNIP>

"C:\Program Files\R\R-2.9.2\library" does exist

"C:\Program Files\R\R-2.9.2\library/QRMlib" does not.

As it was the QRMlib package being installed it doesn't surprise me
that it's not there, but please note the '/' instead of '\' like the
rest of the path.

I've seen this a number of times recently. This is the first I've posted here.


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