[R-sig-Geo] Trying to install rgdal from source on Windows 7 (and failing)

Cynthia Hart cyndyh at nmsu.edu
Thu Sep 18 19:34:53 CEST 2014

I have been using the (wonderfully useful) rgdal package for some time 
now, but I now have a need to incorporate rgdal with PostGIS/PostgreSQL, 
so, I find that I need more drivers than were included with the CRAN 
release version of rdgal that I was using.  I have GDAL already 
installed.   However, I am unable to build rgdal from source.  I have 
the rgdal_0.8-16.tar file, and when I try to run install.packages from 
this tar file, I get"

	install.packages("C:\\JORNADA\\rgdal_0.8-16.tar", repos = NULL, type="source")
	Installing package into ‘C:/Users/cynthart/Documents/R/win-library/3.0’
	(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
	* installing *source* package 'rgdal' ...
	** package 'rgdal' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
*	cp: cannot stat `/share/proj': No such file or directory
	cp: cannot stat `/share/gdal': No such file or directory*
	ERROR: configuration failed for package 'rgdal'
	* removing 'C:/Users/cynthart/Documents/R/win-library/3.0/rgdal'
	Warning in install.packages :
   	running command '"C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-30~1.1/bin/x64/R" CMD INSTALL -l "C:\Users\cynthart\Doc		uments\R\win-library\3.0" "C:/JORNADA/rgdal_0.8-16.tar"' had status 1
	Warning in install.packages :
   	installation of package ‘C:/JORNADA/rgdal_0.8-16.tar’ had non-zero exit status

I basically understand the error, but I do not know how to go about 'fixing' it.  Can anyone please point me in the right direction?  Thank you!

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