I have been able to install the development version of tidyr on my Ubuntu virtual machine, but I am having nothing but problems trying to get it installed on my main Windows 10 machine. One evidently needs a version of rlang to be able to download the development version of rlang from git-hub. So I cleaned rlang out of my private R library, installed the current standard version from an R repo, restarted R as administrator, and then tried the following, with the following results:
R version 3.6.0 (2019-04-26) -- "Planting of a Tree" Copyright (C) 2019 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit) R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions. Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for distribution details. R is a collaborative project with many contributors. Type 'contributors()' for more information and 'citation()' on how to cite R or R packages in publications. Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or 'help.start()' for an HTML browser interface to help. Type 'q()' to quit R. [Workspace loaded from ~/.RData] > devtools::install_github("r-lib/rlang", build_vignettes = TRUE) Downloading GitHub repo r-lib/rlang@master √ checking for file 'C:\Users\lhunsicker1964\AppData\Local\Temp\RtmpMxTbnK\remotes35b42c1a66a7\r-lib-rlang-6a232c0/DESCRIPTION' (1.1s) - preparing 'rlang': (1.7s) √ checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... - cleaning src - installing the package to process help pages (1.1s) - cleaning src (28s) - checking for LF line-endings in source and make files and shell scripts (621ms) - checking for empty or unneeded directories (637ms) - building 'rlang_0.3.4.9003.tar.gz' (341ms) Installing package into ‘C:/Larry/R/win-library/3.6’ (as ‘lib’ is unspecified) * installing *source* package 'rlang' ...
R then hung for at least 10 minutes. This has happened now three times.
Any suggestions why R is hanging, and what I can do to update rlang to the current developer version, so that I can update tidyr and use the unnest_wider() function?
Addendum: This appears to be an R problem, not an RStudio problem, as the same thing happens when I run native R.