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Incorrect error message when unzip fails #540

jeroen opened this issue Aug 8, 2014 · 1 comment

Incorrect error message when unzip fails #540

jeroen opened this issue Aug 8, 2014 · 1 comment


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@jeroen jeroen commented Aug 8, 2014

On a Fedora box I was getting:

> devtools::install_github("plyr")
Installing github repo plyr/master from hadley
Downloading from
Installing package from /tmp/RtmpLKWL1L/
arguments 'minimized' and 'invisible' are for Windows only
Error: Does not appear to be an R package (no DESCRIPTION)

The problem turned out to be:

> getOption("unzip")
[1] "/usr/bin/unzip"
> file.exists(getOption("unzip"))

Would be nice if devtools had a way to check for successful decompress.

@hadley hadley closed this in 1b1732c Aug 13, 2014
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@hadley hadley commented Aug 13, 2014

I'm pretty sure that should do the trick - let me know if you still have problems.

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