[BioC] trouble using help() after loading IRanges and [tcl] grab failed and possible tcltk problem

Hervé Pagès hpages at fhcrc.org
Thu Mar 4 21:28:48 CET 2010

Hi Andrew,

I'm running BioC 2.5 + R 2.10.1 on a Linux system too but I can't
reproduce this (I'm not even asked to choose between base::sort
and IRanges::sort).

Please provide the output of sessionInfo() that you get just after
a fresh R start immediately followed by library(IRanges).


Andrew Yee wrote:
> I'm not sure where to begin with this problem, but here I go.  I'm running
> this on a Linux system using R 2.10.1
> I've installed the IRanges package.  However, when I enter help(sort), it
> shows that the topic 'sort' was found both in the IRanges and the base
> package.  However, it ultimately returns an error message,
> Error in structure(.External("dotTclObjv", objv, PACKAGE="tcltk"), class =
> "tclObj") :
> [tcl] grab failed: window not viewable.
> Am I missing something obvious?
> Thanks,
> Andrew
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Hervé Pagès

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