[R] Installing multiple packages fails

jim holtman jho|tm@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Aug 9 18:34:23 CEST 2019

The first parameter needs to be a character vector:

"sys","units") )

Jim Holtman
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On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 9:16 AM Rich Shepard <rshepard using appl-ecosys.com>

> Running 3.6.1 here and migrating from my old 32-bit server/workstation to a
> new 64-bit server/workstation (both running fully patched Slackware-14.2).
> On the old host .libPaths() returns "/usr/lib/R/library"; on the new host
> it
> returned nothing so I ran .libPaths("/usr/lib64/R/library") to create the
> system-wide library.
> First question is how I was able to print a dataframe list of installed
> libraries on the new host if the path was not defined?
> Second question is why I get an error on the new host after defining the
> library and running the install.packages() function:
> > install.packages("Blossom","INLA","RTisean","RcppProgress","STRbook",
> "askpass","classInt","ellipsis","generics","lpSolve","odesolve","ranger","sf",
> "sys","units")
> Warning in install.packages("Blossom", "INLA", "RTisean", "RcppProgress", :
>    'lib = "INLA"' is not writable
> What have I missed or done incorrectly?
> TIA,
> Rich
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