[R] unable to move temporary installation of package

Paul Lantos paul.lantos at duke.edu
Tue Mar 27 03:27:10 CEST 2018

Thanks Jeff,

 So I initially when I got the computer moved my old packages into the new directory rather than downloading and installing them again. That was fine. I then just did a test to see if I could write in the folder and indeed I can. Just not via R.

 I uninstalled R Open, installed R 3.4.4, and the problem persisted, including just running it from the R console rather than from R Studio.

 I haven't done anything (like installations) with administrator rights - I just have them. That said I've checked the permissions of the library folder and I have all permission. I don't run R in any special way.

 So I'm not sure where that leaves me... thanks for any suggestions.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Newmiller [mailto:jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us] 
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2018 5:22 PM
To: r-help at r-project.org; Paul Lantos <paul.lantos at duke.edu>; r-help at r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R] unable to move temporary installation of package

A) Don't try to "move" packages from one library (=directory of installed packages) to another. 

B) Although R Open is very close to CRAN R, it has some differences that you REALLY NEED TO READ about at their website. Pay particular attention to the checkpoint feature in this case. Note that troubles installing it or with the MKL are probably off-topic here, though R language questions should still be fair game. 

C) Having Administrator rights carries at least as much responsibility to know what you are doing BEFORE you do it as it bestows flexibility to get things done. If you used "Run As Administrator" to install R or any packages then you have probably set the permissions on your personal library inappropriately. If so, you need to use your superpowers judiciously to eliminate your personal library completely and then run R as a normal user to install/update R packages.
Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.

On March 26, 2018 12:16:02 PM PDT, Paul Lantos <paul.lantos at duke.edu> wrote:
>I'm running Windows 10 / R Studio / R Open 3.4.3
>Since getting a new computer recently I cannot install packages into my 
>personal libpath directory, and I can't seem to update packages (it 
>says all packages are up to date even if I manually install an old 
>version). I've got 100% admin rights on the computer and in the library 
>folder, I've set my R environment variable to specify the correct 
>directory, I can freely move things manually in and out of the library 
>if needed, and R can read and use any package that's already in there.
>But I can't install or I get the "unable to move" error.
>I've uninstalled and reinstalled everything, tried this in non-Studio 
>sessions using both R Open and regular R 3.4.4, and I get the same 
>Thanks for any help,
>Paul Lantos
>Paul M. Lantos, MD, MS GIS, FIDSA, FAAP, FACP Associate Professor of 
>Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
>  Pediatric Infectious Diseases
>  General Internal Medicine
>Duke University School of Medicine
>Duke Global Health Institute
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