[BioC] Error while loading Biobase

James MacDonald jmacdon at med.umich.edu
Fri Oct 24 18:43:25 MEST 2003

You need to use the devel versions of BioC with R-1.8.0


James W. MacDonald
Affymetrix and cDNA Microarray Core
University of Michigan Cancer Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
7410 CCGC
Ann Arbor MI 48109

>>> "Chevreux, Bastien {VFB~Kaiseraugst}" <Bastien.Chevreux at dsm.com>
10/24/03 09:55AM >>>
Hello there,

(note: these problems are unrelated one to previous ones I reported and
where I run with Windows NT).

I have installed R on a SUN Solaris. Apart from the fact that I didn't
have latex and couldn't make dvi or pdf documentation, all went well.
(Ah, and there's no browser in the path, but i don't need interactive
help on that machine). R works fine and examples coming with the
documentation also work.

Then I installed the newest bioconductor via source("URL...") and
getBioC(). From what I can see in the log, only the XML an Rgraphviz
failed to compile (didn't find include files). If I understood the
dependencies right, then these packages are not absolutely needed.

When I now try to load Biobase, I get:

------------------- snip ------------------
> library(Biobase)
Error in bindingIsLocked(m2, where) : not an environment
Error in library(Biobase) : .First.lib failed
------------------- snap ------------------

Or any other library (affy, maNorm, etc.) as they need Biobase.

Now, I skimmed the archives and didn't find that error. Any hint?


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