[R-sig-Debian] R 2.11.0 for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx on CRAN
hzambran.newsgroups at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 15:26:30 CEST 2010
I'm sorry for getting your attention back to this issue again, but
after a week I'm still not able to update my R packages (with root
privileges) after upgrading to Ubuntu 10.4 from Ubuntu 9.10 (trying
with several mirrors):
Error: could not find function "upddate.packages"
--- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... done
Warning: unable to access index for repository
In open.connection(con, "r") :
unable to connect to 'cran.r-project.org' on port 80.
However, today I tried (as last resource) to update the packages by
using my normal user account, and that worked immediately (very
strange for me, because I used the same terminal for both operations).
The problem is that before upgrading the packages, R ask me if I want
to create a new personal library, situation that I would like to avoid
since I have all the packages installed in the
Warning in install.packages(update[instlib == l, "Package"], l,
contriburl = contriburl, :
'lib = "/usr/local/lib/R/site-library"' is not writable
Would you like to create a personal library
After searching on the web it seems that I'm the only user with this
problem, and I would really appreciate if you could give me any hint
about how to solve this problem, that seems more related to Ubuntu
Thanks in advance for any help.
Linux user #454569 -- Ubuntu user #17469
Dept. of Civil and Env. Engineering
University of Trento, Italy
2010/6/1 Michael Rutter <mar36 at psu.edu>:
> On 06/01/2010 07:05 AM, Carlos J. Gil Bellosta wrote:
>> What runs underneath is the download.file() function.
>> Can you download a file with it? For instance, I can do
>> download.file( "http://www.google.com/index.html", "index.html" )
>> Can you?
>> Best regards,
>> Carlos J. Gil Bellosta
>> 2010/6/1 Mauricio Zambrano<hzambran.newsgroups at gmail.com>:
>>> 2010/6/1 Carlos J. Gil Bellosta<cgb at datanalytics.com>:
>>>> Did you try an alternative CRAN mirror?
>>> Yes, I have tried some of Spain, UK and Italy, but I still get the
>>> same error message....
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> I was successfully able to use 'update.packages' using mirrors in both Spain
> and the UK, so I can't replicate the problem right now. I do recall having
> a similar issue a couple of weeks ago, but the problem fixed itself within a
> couple of hours. I just assumed that the mirror I was using was having some
> Are you updating packages under your username or sudo? I think Carlos is on
> the correct track in that the account or session you are using doesn't have
> access to the internet for some reason. Have you rebooted your machine
> lately? That may fix a problem another update created.
> Hope this helps,
> Dr. Michael A. Rutter
> School of Science
> Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
> Station Road
> Erie, PA 16563
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