[R] Warning message: cannot create HTML package index

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 6 11:46:43 CEST 2007

On Fri, 6 Jul 2007, Leo wrote:

> I have set R_LIBS=~/R_lib as I don't have root access.
> The following message shown up every time after installing a package:
>  ......
>  The downloaded packages are in
>  	/tmp/RtmpBoIPoz/downloaded_packages
>  Warning message:
>  cannot create HTML package index in: tools:::unix.packages.html(.Library)
> Any ideas?

It is a correct warning.  What is the problem with being warned?

R tries to maintain an HTML page of installed packages, but you don't have 
permission to update it.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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