[BioC] poplarcdf uninstallable

Levi Waldron levi.waldron at utoronto.ca
Fri Jul 21 05:36:19 CEST 2006

I am trying to install the poplarcdf environment from the source
(.tar.gz) package at


to use bioconductor to analyse a number of poplar .CEL files.

The package seems to be uninstallable (see the output below).  Is
there a problem with this package?  If the package is non-functional,
is there another way to use bioconductor to analyze data from poplar

> install.packages("./poplarcdf_1.12.0.tar.gz",repos=NULL)
Warning in install.packages("./poplarcdf_1.12.0.tar.gz", repos = NULL) :
         argument 'lib' is missing: using /usr/local/lib/R/site-library
* Installing *source* package 'poplarcdf' ...
** R
** data
** help
 >>> Building/Updating help pages for package 'poplarcdf'
     Formats: text html latex example
  geometry                          text    html    latex   example
  poplarcdf                         text    html    latex
** building package indices ...
Error in load(zfile, envir = envir) : ReadItem: unknown type 241
Execution halted
ERROR: installing package indices failed
** Removing '/usr/local/lib/R/site-library/poplarcdf'
Warning message:
installation of package './poplarcdf_1.12.0.tar.gz' had non-zero exit
status in: install.packages("./poplarcdf_1.12.0.tar.gz", repos = NULL)

> sessionInfo()
R version 2.2.1, 2005-12-20, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu

attached base packages:
[1] "methods"   "stats"     "graphics"  "grDevices" "utils"     "datasets"
[7] "base"

> sessionInfo()
R version 2.2.1, 2005-12-20, i486-pc-linux-gnu

attached base packages:
[1] "tools"     "methods"   "stats"     "graphics"  "grDevices" "utils"
[7] "datasets"  "base"

other attached packages:
makecdfenv       affy    Biobase
   "1.8.0"    "1.8.1"    "1.8.0"

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