[BioC] Error in .initContents() : couldn't find function"isGeneric"

Straubhaar, Juerg Juerg.Straubhaar at umassmed.edu
Fri Jun 17 19:52:12 CEST 2005

Output from 3 suggested statements:

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> ls()
> library(Biobase)
Loading required package: tools
Welcome to Bioconductor
         Vignettes contain introductory material.  To view,
         simply type: openVignette()
         For details on reading vignettes, see
         the openVignette help page.
> sessionInfo()
R version 2.1.0, 2005-04-18, i686-pc-linux-gnu
attached base packages:
[1] "tools"     "methods"   "stats"     "graphics"  "grDevices" "utils"
[7] "datasets"  "base"
other attached packages:

My workaround is to run the history file after starting R.

Juerg Straubhaar
UMass Med

-----Original Message-----
From: bioconductor-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch on behalf of Seth Falcon
Sent: Fri 6/17/2005 11:38 AM
To: bioconductor at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [BioC] Error in .initContents() : couldn't find function"isGeneric"
On 17 Jun 2005, Juerg.Straubhaar at umassmed.edu wrote:

> I get the following error when starting R:
> Error in .initContents() : couldn't find function "isGeneric"
> Error: .onLoad failed in 'loadNamespace' for 'Biobase'
> Fatal error: unable to restore saved data in .RData
> I just installed R version 2.1.0 and BioC release 1.6. on a gentoo
> linux machine.  The .RData file was generated with the new version
> and distribution.
> When I cp .RData to a machine (gentoo linux) with R version 2.0.1,
> release 1.5, I have no difficulty starting R with the saved
> workspace image restored.
> The file .RData is about 30Mb.

Hmm.  So what happens if you do:

R --no-restore --vanilla

A workaround might be to load your session where you can (R 2.0.1) and
save off individual objects that you need to individual .rda files
using the save function.  Then load them into the new R using load.

+ seth

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