[BioC] R-package binaries install

James MacDonald jmacdon at med.umich.edu
Wed Dec 24 01:48:40 MET 2003

If this is a work computer that you are not a superuser on, I don't
think you will have access to the /var directory. Probably your best bet
is to try to work with the R you have installed in your /home directory.

Happy holidays,


James W. MacDonald
Affymetrix and cDNA Microarray Core
University of Michigan Cancer Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
7410 CCGC
Ann Arbor MI 48109
>>> "Roger Vallejo" <rvallejo at psu.edu> 12/23/03 3:12 PM >>>
I tried to install precompiled binaries to a linux readhat 7.3. At
installation, I got this error message (below)


[rlv10 at lionxl rnew]$ rpm -i R-1.7.1-1.i386.rpm

error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages

error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted

error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

[rlv10 at lionxl rnew]$


I would appreciate suggestions on how to avoid this error message.




Roger L. Vallejo, Ph.D.

Assist. Professor of Genomics/Bioinformatics

The Pennsylvania State University

Department of Dairy & Animal Science

Genomics & Bioinformatics Laboratory

305 Henning Building

University Park, PA 16802

Phone:        (814) 865-1846 

Fax:            (814) 863-6042

Email:         rvallejo at psu.edu <mailto:rvallejo at psu.edu> 

Website:     http://genomics.cas.psu.edu/ <http://genomics.cas.psu.edu/>


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