Fail to install package "broom"

package-installation

#1

Hello,
I was trying to install "broom", but get the folllowing errors:

Error : .onLoad failed in loadNamespace() for 'broom', details:
  call: NULL
  error: 'import' is not an exported object from 'namespace:backports'
Fehler: Laden fehlgeschlagen
Ausführung angehalten
*** arch - x64
Error : .onLoad failed in loadNamespace() for 'broom', details:
  call: NULL
  error: 'import' is not an exported object from 'namespace:backports'
Fehler: Laden fehlgeschlagen
Ausführung angehalten
ERROR: loading failed for 'i386', 'x64'
* removing 'c:/Install/R_3-3-3/library/broom'
Warning in install.packages :
  running command '"c:/install/R_3-3-3/bin/x64/R" CMD INSTALL -l "c:\Install\R_3-3-3\library" C:\Users\vag41dh\AppData\Local\Temp\RtmpgDOzAN/downloaded_packages/broom_0.5.0.tar.gz' had status 1
Warning in install.packages :
  installation of package ‘broom’ had non-zero exit Status

What have I tried to fix?

I tried installing broom in R (not Rstudio) with the same result. I tried installing the package using different different CRAN mirrors, producing the same error messages.

System Information:

  • RStudio Edition: Desktop
  • RStudio Version: 1.1.453
  • OS Version: Windows 8, 64-bit
  • R Version: 3.3.3

I assume it has something to do with namespace:backports.
Any ideas about how to fix this would be awesome!


#2

Did you try reinstalling the backports package? It looks like broom is looking for the import function from this package. It may be that you have a version of the package that does not include this function.

try:

install.packages("backports")

and then:

install.packages("broom")

#3

This worked just fine, thank you very much! :slight_smile: