[R] XML package not working

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sun Oct 20 18:13:11 CEST 2013

On 13-10-20 9:23 AM, Steven Dwayne Randolph wrote:
> My apologies for not conforming to the posting guideline.
> Sys.info()
>                       sysname                      release                      version
>                     "Windows"                      "7 x64" "build 7601, Service Pack 1"
>                      nodename                      machine                        login
>             "xxxxxxNU247BZ1S"                     "x86-64"                    "XXXXXX"
>                          user               effective_user
>                     "xxxxxxx"                    "xxxxxxx"
> When I attempt to install a local copy of the xml.zip file:
> in read.dcf(file.path(pkgname, "DESCRIPTION"), c("Package", "Type")) :
>    cannot open the connection
> In addition: Warning messages:
> 1: In unzip(zipname, exdir = dest) : error 1 in extracting from zip file
> 2: In read.dcf(file.path(pkgname, "DESCRIPTION"), c("Package", "Type")) :
>    cannot open compressed file 'XML/DESCRIPTION', probable reason 'No such file or directory'

I think it is pretty clear that the problem is at your end:  you aren't 
downloading the file properly, even though everyone else is.  Perhaps 
you are behind a firewall, or something else is interfering with your 

Duncan Murdoch

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Duncan Murdoch [mailto:murdoch.duncan at gmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2013 8:23 PM
> To: Steven Dwayne Randolph; r-help at r-project.org
> Cc: stevendrandolph at aol.com
> Subject: Re: [R] XML package not working
> On 13-10-19 3:47 PM, Steven Dwayne Randolph wrote:
>> I know I  cannot be the only one who is not able to install the XML package from CRAN (zip or tar file)  Many packages depend on this XML package.  Can someone help me either access the source for a good binary?  I have received no assistance from the author/developer of the package.
> It installs fine for me.
> Duncan Murdoch

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