[BioC] unable to install biocLite or BiocInstaller

naomi at stat.psu.edu naomi at stat.psu.edu
Fri Jan 17 17:10:12 CET 2014

Thanks everyone.  You are undoubtedly correct as I did not have problems
with installation on my personal laptop.  I will talk with the local IT
folks about the set-up at work.


> Hi,
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 10:04 AM, Vincent Carey
> <stvjc at channing.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> my conjecture is that this is a privileges mismatch ... to change
>> packages
>> in that installation you'll have to involve (or become) an administrator
> Or one could set an R_LIBS_USER environment variable to point to a
> directory writable by the user, and install the new stuff directly
> there.
> The OP would need to be careful to ensure that a complete installation
> of all new packages are then (re)-installed into the R_LIBS_USER
> directory so you don't get any weirdness from loading mismatched
> versions of packages.
> HTH,
> -steve
> --
> Steve Lianoglou
> Computational Biologist
> Genentech

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