[R] Unable to create directory?
luke at inpharmatica.co.uk
Fri Apr 25 16:28:19 CEST 2003
On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Robert Lundqvist wrote:
> I have tried to install the pls.pcr package, but as a install newbie, I
> wasn't too successful. I tried the command
> The download seemed to run smoothly, but in the end I got the response
> "ERROR: cannot write to or create directory '~/lib/R'"
> Before I try to get my sysadmins to work on this, is it a non-R
> problem (i e something wrong with directory premissions) or is it
> some R detail I've missed? Hints anyone?
> (I run R in a Unix environment: a SunRay/Solaris combination.)
Just guessing, but I think the problem is with using '~' to mean
your home directory. The shell normally interprets the '~', but
I don't think the shell is doing anything here. I suspect R is
trying to create a directory with the literal name '~/lib/R'.
Replace '~' with the full path of your home directory, and make sure that
the 'lib' part already exists before you do the install.package.
(ie do "mkdir ~/lib" first if it doesn't exist).
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