[R-SIG-Mac] GUI package installer has bug since install.packages works
simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Wed Sep 13 16:42:09 CEST 2006
On Sep 10, 2006, at 11:22 AM, David Airey wrote:
> A few days ago I sent an email in which I said I could not install
> or update binary packages using the R.app GUI. While this remains
> true, I can install packages in R.app using the command
> "install.packages ("my_package_name")".
> So there seems to be a bug in the latest version of R.app for the
> package installer GUI.
Since you seem to be the only one having this problem (I cannot
reproduce it, either), I would be inclined to think that this is
rather a problem either with the mirror you use or your system. Try
changing the mirror first.
> Using a completely new installation of R does not fix this issue.
> I'm using the latest OS X install.
>> I think this came up recently, but I've deleted my email.
>> I cannot install compiled packages. I get this error using R
>> Version 1.16 (3198):
>> trying URL 'http://www.biometrics.mtu.edu/CRAN/bin/macosx/powerpc/
>> Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 864112 bytes
>> opened URL
>> downloaded 843Kb
>> Error in sprintf(gettext(fmt, domain = domain), ...) :
>> argument is missing, with no default
>> tar: ~/Library/R/library/file4431b782: Cannot chdir: No such file
>> or directory
>> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
>> gzip: stdout: Broken pipe
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