[R] Problem installing packages

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 19 22:53:04 CEST 2007

'grid' is an integral part of R, so this suggests your R installation is 
broken.  (You could have found that out from the R FAQ Q5.1.1.)

You have told us very little (please study the posting guide), not 
including which version of R and how you installed it.  Please try 
reinstalling R, from the sources of R 2.5.0 RC if you can.

On Thu, 19 Apr 2007, Deepankar Basu wrote:

> I tried to install the package "tseries" but could not do so. Any
> suggestions are welcome. I am using Ubuntu Linux and here is what I did:
> $ sudo R
> Then once in R, I did
>> install.packages("tseries", dep=TRUE)
> which gave a long list of errors. Going through them, I saw that the
> basic problem was that the package "grid" was not found by the packages
> (like "lattice", "Hmisc", etc.) that were part of the dependencies for
> "tseries". So, I tried installing the package "grid" but could not. Here
> is what I did (and the result):
> $ sudo R
> Once in R, I did
>> install.packages("grid", dep=TRUE)
> And this is what I got as error message
> Warning in install.packages("grid", dep = TRUE) :
>         argument 'lib' is missing: using /usr/local/lib/R/site-library
> --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
> Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... done
> dependency 'ÿÿgridÿÿ' is not available
> How should I proceed?
> Deepankar
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