[R] Installing R-packages via install.package
M. Edward Borasky
znmeb at aracnet.com
Thu Apr 26 15:02:25 CEST 2001
I just did this last night on my Red Hat 7.1 Linux system. I can *download*
packages with my normal user logon ID, but I can't install them unless I am
"root", because the directory where the packages live is not one where I
have write privileges. On a single-user system like my laptop this is not an
issue, but on a multi-user system you will need to be a system administrator
to do installs.
Speaking of automatic downloads from CRAN, last night I noticed that there
is a new package "sma". "update.packages" didn't seem to notice that there
was a new package. Is that because the list "update.packages" looks at
didn't get updated yet, or because "update.packages" only looks to update
packages you already have?
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, Chief Scientist, Borasky Research
mailto:znmeb at borasky-research.com mailto:znmeb at aracnet.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:owner-r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch]On Behalf Of Sven Garbade
> Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 4:43 AM
> To: R-Help
> Subject: [R] Installing R-packages via install.package
> Hi there,
> I've successfully installed und updated some contributed R packages (R
> version 1.2.2 on Debian Linux, logged in as a normal user), but I'm
> wondering about this:
> Could not open /usr/lib/R/doc/html/packages.html at
> /usr/lib/R/share/perl/R/Rdlists.pm line 238.
> /usr/lib/R/bin/INSTALL: /usr/lib/R/doc/html/search/index.txt: Permission
> /usr/lib/R/bin/INSTALL: LibIndex: Permission denied
> DONE (MASS)
> $ ls -l /usr/lib/R/library/LibIndex
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 410 Feb 27 23:42
> $ ls -l /usr/lib/R/doc/html/search/index.txt
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 124212 Feb 27 23:42
> It's possible to load the package with e.g.
> > library(MASS)
> but all installed contributed packages are not listed
> > library()
> Packages in library `/usr/lib/R/library':
> base The R base package
> ctest Classical Tests
> eda Exploratory Data Analysis
> lqs Resistant Regression and Covariance Estimation
> modreg Modern Regression: Smoothing and Local Methods
> mva Classical Multivariate Analysis
> nls Nonlinear regression
> splines Regression Spline Functions and Classes
> stepfun Step Functions, including Empirical Distributions
> tcltk Interface to Tcl/Tk
> ts Time series function
> The packages are in their correct location (e.g.
> /usr/lib/R/library/MASS/). Maybe I have to change the permission of the
> above mentioned files manually and reinstall?
> Thanks, Sven
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