[R-SIG-Mac] 2.8 problem: install dependencies hangs R?

Kasper Daniel Hansen khansen at stat.berkeley.edu
Mon Nov 3 05:24:07 CET 2008

The standard explanation for this is that the GUI is unresponsive  
until all selected packages have been downloaded and installed - this  
may take quite a while. The fact that it works for you one package at  
a time corroborates this.


On Nov 2, 2008, at 13:57 , Timothy Bates wrote:

> I'm one of those who finds that updating R loses the user-installed  
> libraries, and these need to be reinstalled.
> Just moved to 2.8 ((downloaded 2.nov, thank you for work on this  
> Simon and others!), and when downloading libraries with the "install  
> dependencies" option in the gui (cmd-option-I), R hangs (spinning  
> wheel of death) and does not come back.
> Seems that grabbing packages one at a time works.
> I can send you a sample trace if you wish
> cheers,
> tim
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