[R] Incorrect permissions to edit database package

Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Dec 16 14:38:31 CET 2004

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, michael watson (IAH-C) wrote:

> I am running R 2.0 on Suse Linux 8.2.  I get an error message when
> loading a library:

Do you mean loading a *package* or a dynamic/shared library?  And which

> "Incorrect permissions to edit the package database,
> /usr/lib/R/library/liblisting.Rda: save.locLib(locLibList, curLib)"
> However, when I look at that file, the user I am running R as has r and
> w permissions on it....
> So firstly - any ideas why I get this error message?  And secondly, does
> it matter that I am getting it?  I don't get it if I run R as root
> (obviously) but I don't really want to be doing that (obviously)

That file is not part of R, but from the BioC reposTools package.
Please ask about problems with BioC packages on the appropriate list.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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