[BioC] FW: Error loading 'affy' / 'reposTools'

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Fri Apr 22 16:16:22 CEST 2005

Hi Anton,

"Belooussov, Anton" <anton.belooussov at roche.com> writes:
>>   hello, 
>>   about 2 days ago i've discovered that the library 'affy' can not be
>> loaded.
>> I get the following error message:
>> library(affy)
>> Loading required package: reposTools 
>> Error in if (any(xVals == "")) { : missing value where TRUE/FALSE
>> needed
>> In addition: Warning messages: 
>> 1: No package 'file29282' was found
>>  in: packageDescription(p, lib = lib, fields = pkgFlds) 
>> 2: number of columns of result
>>         not a multiple of vector length (arg 2) in: rbind(retval, c(p,
>> lib, desc)) 
>> Error: package 'reposTools' could not be loaded
>>   looks familiar with what i've seen in the Mail archives. But have
>> not found any solution. Is the bug fixed? If not, what were the
>> tricks?

Well, the first trick would be to give us a bit more detail on what
version of R you are using (on what operating system) and the versions
of the packages involved.  sessionInfo() is a convenient way to give
us this info.

I suspect that you have a mismatch between your version of R and the
version of (some) packages.  

We are working hard to push out the next release of Bioconductor,
version 1.6 that will be compatible with R 2.1.0 (just released).  In
the mean time, you will need to run R 2.0.1 with Bioc 1.5.


+ seth

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