[R] XML package not working

CEO'Riley ceoriley at gmail.com
Mon Oct 21 04:11:38 CEST 2013

I'm running the same os system and same r version.  Only difference I see in
Sys.info() is that login, user, and effective_user  on my machine is all are
of the same case.  Your display shows login as upper case.  I'm not even
sure if that would make a difference.

With gratitude,
CEO'Riley Jr.
Charles Ellis O'Riley Jr.

Ambition is a state of permanent dissatisfaction with the present

-----Original Message-----
From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On
Behalf Of Steven Dwayne Randolph
Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2013 8:24 AM
To: Duncan Murdoch; r-help at r-project.org; Ista Zahn; Duncan Murdoch
Cc: Steven Dwayne Randolph; stevendrandolph at aol.com
Subject: Re: [R] XML package not working

My apologies for not conforming to the posting guideline.

                     sysname                      release
                   "Windows"                      "7 x64" "build 7601,
Service Pack 1" 
                    nodename                      machine
           "xxxxxxNU247BZ1S"                     "x86-64"
                        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'

-----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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