[R] problem with R on mac os x
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Dec 13 01:11:12 CET 2005
Eric Pante <ericpante at hotmail.com> writes:
> Hello all,
> R just ''stopped working'' on my machine (ibook g4, os 10.3.9). between
> last time I used it and now, I did not do anything but check emails and
> browse the internet. when I try to start the GUI, it appears and
> disappears as rapidly. when I tried to run a session from the terminal,
> I got the following:
> mkdir: /tmp/Rtmp590-29493: Permission denied
> mkdir: /tmp/Rtmp590: Permission denied
> ERROR: cannot create temporary R session directory
> If I log as root, I can start a session from the terminal, so I figured
> that somewhere file permissions got corrupted. therefore, I
> re-installed R (I tried 2.1.1 and 2.2.0), but same result: I can't
> start a session. The install itself runs fine, though.
> Does anyone know what is going on? Where can I re-establish my
> ''rights'' to use R ??? My R.app file is defined as drwxrwxr-x. I did
> not see any mention of a similar problem in the archives.
> Thank you in advance for your insights!
Sounds like something doesn't have the right file permissions. Did the
/tmp/Rtmp* directories exist before R started? If not, what are the
permissions and ownership on /tmp?
We have had issues where we didn't quite succeed in creating temporary
directory names, but I'd expect such problems to be intermittent.
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