[BioC] Network install of packages
mullen1 at uiuc.edu
Thu Nov 6 19:11:27 CET 2008
I am a Linux system administrator for the Department of Mathematics and
the University of Illinois. I installed R, perl-bioperl and
perl-bioperl-run for a couple researchers who are doing collaboration
using these tools.
I was asked to install Bioconductor packages. I took a quick look at
the installation notes at the bioconductor.org page. And I have a few
Where can I find the sizes of these standard/additional packages? If I
install these packages as root will they be available to other users?
Or will each person have to install Bioconductor packages themselves?
I think I see what I need to do if I were to install these packages.
But if Bioconductor packages are installed only in a local user-space.
Then it doesn't make any sense for me to install them as root.
It looks like the commands I may want to use are:
But I see a note that states that selecting 'all' software packages will
take up a lot of space. But if the packages can be installed by root,
such that other's can use the packages. I can install all the
Bioconductor packages on a local computer. And the users network home
directories won't have to support all the disk space.
I hope this all makes sense. If you need any more clarification please
don't hesitate in letting me know.
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