[R] R installation in a multiple-user Windows environment

Jonathan Greenberg greenberg at ucdavis.edu
Tue Feb 3 20:10:51 CET 2009

Hmm, perhaps I'm missing the relevant section in the R Installation and 
Administration manual -- here is the error I'm getting:

package 'akima' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
package 'gam' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked

The downloaded packages are in
        C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local 
updating HTML package descriptions
Warning message:
In file.create(f.tg) :
  cannot create file 'C:\PROGRA~1\R\R-28~1.1/doc/html/packages.html', 
reason 'Permission denied'

So the packages are getting installed fine, but that final section seems 
to be throwing an error.  Its installing to a read-only (for a non-admin 
user) location.


Uwe Ligges wrote:
> Jonathan Greenberg wrote:
>> We're having some issues with installing R in a multiple user Windows 
>> environment (e.g. when a user installs a package, there are errors 
>> linked to attempting to install certain files into restricted 
>> directories).  Is there a readme for how to install R properly for 
>> multiple users?  Thanks!
>> --j
> See the manual R Installation and Administration and how to set up per 
> user library paths.
> Uwe Ligges


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