[R-SIG-Mac] Consistency of information about installed packages

Rob J Goedman goedman at mac.com
Thu Apr 28 20:10:54 CEST 2005


Correct. It does give a hint while installing to remove old versions.

The safe and correct way to install is removing previous versions of R 
(usually in /Applications) and
and R.framework (/Library/Frameworks/R.framework). It might ask for 
authentication to drag these
into the Trash.

If in the past you have used/updated a library in your home directory, 
also remove this library

All packages need to be updated for R-2.1.0.

Hope this helps,

On Apr 28, 2005, at 10:46 AM, Don MacQueen wrote:

> It appears to me that the Gui-based installer for binary format 
> packages in the new R 2.1.0 binary distribution can report a package 
> as installed when in fact it has not been successfully installed. This 
> results from a previous attempt to install the package from source 
> code that failed.
> Details:
> I just installed the new R 2.1.0 binary for OS X.
> I installed over the existing R 2.0.1, which had also been installed 
> from the binary.
> Other then the fact that it was installed over the previous version, 
> this is a completely fresh installation of R 2.1.0.
> I started R by double-clicking R.app.
> The very first thing I tried to do was to install the deldir package.
> In the console, I typed
>    install.packages('deldir')
> The installation failed, final message was
>   "installation of package 'deldir' had a non-zero exit status..."
> I then went to the GUI menu item for installing binary format 
> packages. I found deldir. However, it told me I had an installed 
> version of deldir (there was an entry in the "Installed Version" 
> column of the GUI window). Since the attempt to install from source 
> had failed, this is not correct.
> The version number for deldir in the GUI package installer window was 
> the same as that of the attempt to install from source.
> I had not installed deldir in R 2.0.1 (even if I had, it shouldn't be 
> relevant, I believe)
> -Don
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