[R] Problems installing/updating packages in Linux

Stefan Grosse singularitaet at gmx.net
Sat Feb 7 10:54:53 CET 2009

On Fri, 6 Feb 2009 19:12:09 -0800 (PST) Paul Heinrich Dietrich
<paul.heinrich.dietrich at gmail.com> wrote:

PHD> I feel very comfortable with R in Windows, and am trying to switch
PHD> over to Linux.  I have R 2.8.1 on Linux and it works great (so
PHD> far), except for instalilng/updating packages.  For example, using
PHD> Emacs with ESS as a text editor, I entered:

I usually update R packages as superuser (terminal: su + pwd, type R,
then update.packages() ). Maybe not the most secure way but other logins
might use the updated packages as well and there are no permission


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