library(tidyverse) fails in 4.0

Just upgraded R to 4.0.4, RTools to 4, and RStudio to 1.4. Now library(tidyverse) fails. As you can imagine, living without tidyverse is not an option.

In the course of trying to fix this, I uninstalled previous versions of R, RTools, and RStudio and did a fresh reinstall. (I am on Windows 10.) The error message I get begins

> library(tidyverse)
Error: package or namespace load failed for ‘tidyverse’ in namespaceExport(ns, exports):
 undefined exports: augment_columns, bootstrap, confint_tidy, finish_glance, fix_data_frame, tidy_irlba
In addition: Warning message:
S3 methods ‘augment.NULL’, ‘augment.Mclust’, ‘augment.betamfx’, ‘augment.betareg’, ‘augment.clm’, 

Any suggestions gratefully received.


I have installed tidyverse, of course. I believe RStudio installs it by default. I suspect library() would give a different message if the package were not installed.

In any event, I have uninstalled and reinstalled the tidyverse package to no avail.

what if any error messages show up in your console when you install.packages tidyverse explicitly?
I think we would need to see the errors in order to address the related issues.

No error messages at all. I get

Installing package into ‘C:/Users/Dick/Documents/R/win-library/4.0’
(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
trying URL ''
Content type 'application/zip' length 439972 bytes (429 KB)
downloaded 429 KB

package ‘tidyverse’ successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked

ok, well

augment_columns comes from the tidyverse package 'broom'
so please try


we can address the issues iteratively.

That fixed it. I am really grateful for the very fast response and the clear solution.

You're very welcome, glad it turned out to be an easy fix

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