[Rd] install.packages deletes PACKAGES file in local repo

Renaud Gaujoux renaud at mancala.cbio.uct.ac.za
Fri Dec 5 16:45:59 CET 2014


running install.packages() to install a package from a local repository
(i.e., starts with file:///) appears to delete the PACKAGES file that is in
the src/contrib/ directory.
This happens on a cluster running Scientific Linux release 6.4 (Carbon),
but not on my Ubuntu local machine.

Subsequent calls to install.packages() complain about src/contrib/PACKAGES
not existing, although there still is a src/contrib/PACKAGES.gz file.

Is this a know issue?
Thank you.


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