[R] R installation in a multiple-user Windows environment

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Tue Feb 3 20:17:11 CET 2009

Jonathan Greenberg wrote:
> Hmm, perhaps I'm missing the relevant section in the R Installation and 
> Administration manual -- here is the error I'm getting:
> package 'akima' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
> package 'gam' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
> The downloaded packages are in
>        C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local 
> Settings\Temp\7\RtmpR1XJ61\downloaded_packages
> updating HTML package descriptions
> Warning message:
> In file.create(f.tg) :
>  cannot create file 'C:\PROGRA~1\R\R-28~1.1/doc/html/packages.html', 
> reason 'Permission denied'
> So the packages are getting installed fine, but that final section seems 
> to be throwing an error.  Its installing to a read-only (for a non-admin 
> user) location.

Ah I see, this is just a warning (not an error) that is expected.

Uwe Ligges

> --j
> Uwe Ligges wrote:
>> Jonathan Greenberg wrote:
>>> We're having some issues with installing R in a multiple user Windows 
>>> environment (e.g. when a user installs a package, there are errors 
>>> linked to attempting to install certain files into restricted 
>>> directories).  Is there a readme for how to install R properly for 
>>> multiple users?  Thanks!
>>> --j
>> See the manual R Installation and Administration and how to set up per 
>> user library paths.
>> Uwe Ligges

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