[R] odfWeave Error unzipping file in Win 7

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I have a very similar error that cropped up when I upgraded to R 2.12 and persists at R 2.12.1. I am running R on Windows XP and OO is at version 3.2. I did not make any changes to my R code or ODF code or configuration to produce this error. Only upgraded R.

Many Thanks,


R session:

> odfWeave ( 'Report input template.odt' , 'August 2011.odt')
  Copying  Report input template.odt 
  Setting wd to  C:\DOCUME~1\Koster01\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rtmp4uCcY2/odfWeave21111153483 
  Unzipping ODF file using unzip -o "Report input template.odt" 
Error in odfWeave("Report input template.odt", "August 2011.odt") : 
  Error unzipping file


When I start a shell and go to the temp directory in question and copy the exact command that the error message says produced an error the command runs fine. Here is that session:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.


C:\>cd C:\DOCUME~1\Koster01\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rtmp4uCcY2/odfWeave21111153483

 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is 7464-62CA

 Directory of C:\DOCUME~1\Koster01\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rtmp4uCcY2\odfWeave21111153483

03/21/2011  11:11 AM    <DIR>          .
03/21/2011  11:11 AM    <DIR>          ..
03/21/2011  11:11 AM            13,780 Report input template.odt
               1 File(s)         13,780 bytes
               2 Dir(s)   7,987,343,360 bytes free

C:\DOCUME~1\Koster01\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rtmp4uCcY2\odfWeave21111153483>unzip -o "Report input template.odt"
Archive:  Report input template.odt
 extracting: mimetype
   creating: Configurations2/statusbar/
  inflating: Configurations2/accelerator/current.xml
   creating: Configurations2/floater/
   creating: Configurations2/popupmenu/
   creating: Configurations2/progressbar/
   creating: Configurations2/menubar/
   creating: Configurations2/toolbar/
   creating: Configurations2/images/Bitmaps/
  inflating: content.xml
  inflating: manifest.rdf
  inflating: styles.xml
 extracting: meta.xml
  inflating: Thumbnails/thumbnail.png
  inflating: settings.xml
  inflating: META-INF/manifest.xml


----- Original message -----
From: "psycho-ld" <battlecryfan at web.de>
To: r-help at r-project.org
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 01:47:44 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [R] odfWeave Error unzipping file in Win 7

Hey guys,

I´m just getting started with R (version 2.12.0) and odfWeave and kinda
stumble from one problem to the next, the current one is the following:

trying to use odfWeave:

> odfctrl <- odfWeaveControl(
+             zipCmd = c("C:/Program Files/unz552dN/VBunzip.exe $$file$$ .",
+              "C:/Program Files/unz552dN/VBunzip.exe $$file$$"))
> odfWeave("C:/testat.odt", "C:/iris.odt", control = odfctrl)
  Copying  C:/testat.odt 
  Setting wd to 
  Unzipping ODF file using C:/Program Files/unz552dN/VBunzip.exe
Fehler in odfWeave("C:/testat.odt", "C:/iris.odt", control = odfctrl) : 
  Error unzipping file

so I tried a few other unzipping programs like jar and 7-zip, but still the
same problem occurs, I also tried to install zip and unzip, but then I get
some error message that registration failed (Error 1904 ....)

so if there are anymore questions, just ask, would be great if someone could
help me though


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