[R-SIG-Mac] Error updating packages

Ben Madin lists at remoteinformation.com.au
Sun Mar 2 11:27:23 CET 2008

G'day all,

I had this problem as well using the latest R2.6.2 from cran and  
trying to install RdbiPgSQL on 10.5.2 on MacBookPro

I was able to compile from sources, but I also noticed that it seemed  
to work the second time I tried for most packages.

This wasn't the case for Rdbi - but it did restore some of the ones  
that didn't work the first time, and not others... It seemed to depend  
on whether they were at head or older versions.

Sorry I can't offer much more help than this.



On 01/03/2008, at 12:04 AM, Simon Urbanek wrote:

> On Feb 29, 2008, at 9:43 AM, Ista Zahn wrote:
>> Hi,
>> When I try to update packages I get an error saying
>> Error: cannot remove prior installation of package ‘boot’
>> This happens both when I use the GUI and when I issue
>> update.packages() from the command prompt. Does anyone know what the
>> problem might be? I'm running R 2.6.2 on OS X 10.5.2.
> It is highly likely that you don't have enough permissions to delete
> the "boot" package. Login as admin and/or root and remove the package.
> Alternatively, if you are admin, you can authorize as root (by
> clicking on the lock in the R GUI toolbar) and perform the upgrade. Be
> sure to de-authorize after you're done (by clicking on the lock symbol
> again).
> Cheers,
> Simon
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