[R] Installing R-packages via install.package
Torsten.Hothorn at rzmail.uni-erlangen.de
Thu Apr 26 15:50:37 CEST 2001
you can set your R_LIBS to e.g.
and use `R CMD INSTALL -l ~/lib/R mypkg' or
`install.packages'. This is much better than having the packages in R_HOME
(think of installing a new R :-)
On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, M. Edward Borasky wrote:
> I just did this last night on my Red Hat 7.1 Linux system. I can *download*
> packages with my normal user logon ID, but I can't install them unless I am
> "root", because the directory where the packages live is not one where I
> have write privileges. On a single-user system like my laptop this is not an
> issue, but on a multi-user system you will need to be a system administrator
> to do installs.
> Speaking of automatic downloads from CRAN, last night I noticed that there
> is a new package "sma". "update.packages" didn't seem to notice that there
> was a new package. Is that because the list "update.packages" looks at
> didn't get updated yet, or because "update.packages" only looks to update
> packages you already have?
> M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, Chief Scientist, Borasky Research
> http://www.borasky-research.net http://www.aracnet.com/~znmeb
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> > [mailto:owner-r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch]On Behalf Of Sven Garbade
> > Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 4:43 AM
> > To: R-Help
> > Subject: [R] Installing R-packages via install.package
> > Hi there,
> > I've successfully installed und updated some contributed R packages (R
> > version 1.2.2 on Debian Linux, logged in as a normal user), but I'm
> > wondering about this:
> > [...]
> > Could not open /usr/lib/R/doc/html/packages.html at
> > /usr/lib/R/share/perl/R/Rdlists.pm line 238.
> > /usr/lib/R/bin/INSTALL: /usr/lib/R/doc/html/search/index.txt: Permission
> > denied
> > /usr/lib/R/bin/INSTALL: LibIndex: Permission denied
> > DONE (MASS)
> > [...]
> > Permissions:
> > $ ls -l /usr/lib/R/library/LibIndex
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 410 Feb 27 23:42
> > /usr/lib/R/library/LibIndex
> > $ ls -l /usr/lib/R/doc/html/search/index.txt
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 124212 Feb 27 23:42
> > /usr/lib/R/doc/html/search/index.txt
> > It's possible to load the package with e.g.
> > > library(MASS)
> > but all installed contributed packages are not listed
> > > library()
> > Packages in library `/usr/lib/R/library':
> > base The R base package
> > ctest Classical Tests
> > eda Exploratory Data Analysis
> > lqs Resistant Regression and Covariance Estimation
> > modreg Modern Regression: Smoothing and Local Methods
> > mva Classical Multivariate Analysis
> > nls Nonlinear regression
> > splines Regression Spline Functions and Classes
> > stepfun Step Functions, including Empirical Distributions
> > tcltk Interface to Tcl/Tk
> > ts Time series function
> > The packages are in their correct location (e.g.
> > /usr/lib/R/library/MASS/). Maybe I have to change the permission of the
> > above mentioned files manually and reinstall?
> > Thanks, Sven
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