[R] R 3.4.4, internet access fails on Windows XP
marc_grt at yahoo.fr
Wed Mar 21 22:10:35 CET 2018
To solve similar problem, I just install Lubuntu 17.10 on an old PC
(i686) and I am astonished by the reactivity of the computer... it has a
The main problem is that Rstudio Desktop 32 bits is no more supported
for Ubuntu 32bits computers but the solution using Rstudio Server 32
bits works very well.
Le 21/03/2018 à 16:58, Duncan Murdoch a écrit :
> On 21/03/2018 8:27 AM, Holger Taschenberger wrote:
>> I can install and run R 3.4.4 on Windows XP (32bit). However, calling
>> "Update Packages..." or "Html help" from the RGui.exe main menu fails
>> with a Windows MessageBox saying:
>> "The procedure entry point IdnToAscii could not be located in the
>> dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll"
>> and the following text printed to the RGui console window:
>> In addition: Warning message:
>> In download.file(url, destfile = f, quiet = TRUE) :
>> unable to load shared object
>> LoadLibrary failure: The specified procedure could not be found."
>> "IdnToAscii" is exported from "C:\WINDOWS\system32\normaliz.dll" on
>> Windows XP. But apparently RGui cannot locate this procedure on
>> Windows XP.
>> Any advice? (except for "switch to a more recent windows version")
> The Windows FAQ 2.2 says, "Windows XP is no longer supported", so I
> think you're out of luck. XP went past "end-of-life" in 2014.
> Other than switching to a more recent Windows version, your choices
> are switching to a completely different OS, or switching to an older
> version of R.
> Duncan Murdoch
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