[BioC] Bioconductor and R_LIBS
stephen.taylor at molecular-sciences.ox.ac.uk
Thu Mar 31 09:45:09 CEST 2005
We have recently installed R 2.0.1 on Solaris 9 (sparc) and downloaded
the latest set of BioConductor packages.
BioConductor is used by several people here on our Solaris machine and
we are finding during testing of the system after installation that
there are warning messages appearing when trying to use certain
libraries due to insufficient privileges.
I had read that it is possible to point to a personal library directory
by setting the environment variable R_LIBS. Even when I do this, when
loading a library it still appears to be trying to write to the system
 "/home/cbrg/validate/myRlibs" "/package/R/2.0.1/lib/R/library"
Loading required package: 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.
Loading required package: reposTools
1: Incorrect permissions to edit package database,
2: Incorrect permissions to edit package database,
In this case, this doesn't stop the user using the affy package (in fact
this seems to be an issue with reposTools) but the warnings are a
Apologies if this is more of an R question but I wondered if anyone else
had encountered this and if there is a solution to fix it?
Thanks and Regards,
Computational Biology Research Group
University of Oxford
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