[R] 00LOCK error on site-library

Mark W Kimpel mkimpel at iupui.edu
Tue Oct 9 18:08:08 CEST 2007

I am experiencing an OOLOCK error when attempting to update packages to 
my site-library. I have an identical setup on my local Linux machine, 
but this problem on the remote Linux machine (PPC cluster) started about 
3 weeks ago and is present whether I used R-devel or R-2.6.0 or R-2.5.1. 
Also, of course I manually remove the 00LOCK folder after each failed 

Below is my error output, my .Rprofile, and sessionInfo(). Thanks, Mark

ERROR: failed to lock directory 
'/N/hd03/mkimpel/BigRed/R_HOME/site-library' for modifying
Try removing '/N/hd03/mkimpel/BigRed/R_HOME/site-library/00LOCK'

 > sessionInfo()
R version 2.7.0 Under development (unstable) (2007-10-07 r43113)


attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

other attached packages:
[1] graph_1.15.20

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] cluster_1.11.9  rcompgen_0.1-15 tools_2.5.1

.libPaths(new= "~/R_HOME/site-library") #tell R where site-library is



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