[R] building packages on Windows

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Wed Oct 3 19:26:36 CEST 2007

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 01/10/2007 11:45 PM, Edna Bell wrote:
>> Hi again.
>> I'm sure that this is really simple.
>> I'm trying to build a package on a Windows Vista machine.  I use
>> Rcmd build --binary test
>> but I get the "Please set TMPDIR to a valid temporary directory"
>> I tried TMPDIR=c:\temp
>> but to no avail.
> I suspect you don't have write permission on c:\temp.
> Windows systems typically have TEMP set to a writeable directory, and 
> recent builds of R 2.6.0 will use that directory; in older versions you 
> should be able to manually set TMPDIR to the same directory.

Duncan, Edna,

if Edna has the right permissions, then perhaps
has been typed rather than
     set TMPDIR=c:/temp
which will fix it.


> Duncan Murdoch
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