Cannot update tidyselect

Today I updated several packages via RStudio. With the exception of tidyselect everything went smoothly.


  • restarting the R session
  • writing install.packages("tidyselect") into the console and
  • confirming that I want the package installed from sources

I got the error message:

Error in unloadNamespace("tidyselect") :
namespace ‘tidyselect’ is imported by ‘dplyr’ so cannot be unloaded

But dplyr was not loaded: I started with I clean/new session.

I am using macOS Monterey 12.2.1 and R version 4.1.2 (2021-11-01).

Maybe the package is being loaded on start by a startup file or as a consequence of restoring your previous environment.

Check the content of your startup files and disable the restore environment option.

Yes, this solved the problem. Thank you!

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