[Bioc-devel] error from biocLite on OSX with R-devel / Bioc-devel

Vincent Carey stvjc at channing.harvard.edu
Wed Feb 1 13:26:56 CET 2017

i did not mean to implicate biocLite ... i am being too terse.  i mention
it because, after so many
years of biocLite being spectacularly reliable ... persistence of a problem
with its performance
implies a serious upstream problem that would be very nice to eradicate ...

On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 1:15 AM, Levi Waldron <lwaldron.research at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 12:51 AM, Martin Morgan <
> martin.morgan at roswellpark.org> wrote:
>> Levi triggered the problem with install.packages("lazyeval",
>> repos=biocinstallRepos(), which is an R-only command. Also, there have not
>> been any changes to the logic of biocLite() in this regard, so the problem
>> is likely to be in R (devel) per se. I'll try to get access to a Mac and
>> investigate.
> Yes, in fact, now I notice that it also happens with just
> install.packages("lazyeval"), on the second invocation with the same repo
> argument (although exiting and starting R again creates a new tmp directory
> so gives another free invocation. Sorry for blaming it on biocLite().
> --
> Levi Waldron
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> Assistant Professor of Biostatistics     CUNY School of Public Health
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