Re: [R] Installing packages with R v.2.3.1 on MAC OS X -- Error: "Cannot chdir: No such file or directory"

From: Snaebjorn Gunnsteinsson <sgunnste_at_jhsph.edu>
Date: Thu 21 Sep 2006 - 20:20:53 GMT

Hi Don,

     type="source" solved the problem.

Thanks very much for your help,
best,
Snaebjorn

On Sep 21, 2006, at 3:59 PM, Don MacQueen wrote:

> Are you trying to install a package from source?
> Try adding type='source' when you call install.packages().
> The help page for install.packages() indicates the need for this on
> a Mac.
>
> You might also check and see if ~/libs exists, and you have write
> privileges, but take care of the source vs. binary issue first.
> Notice the 'bin' in the URL path it mentions.
>
> -Don
>
> At 12:16 PM -0400 9/21/06, Snaebjorn Gunnsteinsson wrote:
>> Dear all,
>>
>> I'm working on MAC OS X 10.4.7 using R version 2.3.1 (June
>> 2006) and platform powerpc-apple-darwin8.6.0. Since I installed
>> the new version of R I cannot install packages any more (but it
>> worked fine before) and get the following message every time. I
>> can, however, install packages from the command line if I get them
>> as precompiled binaries.
>>
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>> ---
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>> > install.packages("foreign", lib="~/libs/Rlibs")
>> trying URL 'http://www.biometrics.mtu.edu/CRAN/bin/macosx/powerpc/
>> contrib/2.3/foreign_0.8-15.tgz'
>> Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 268096 bytes
>> opened URL
>> ==================================================
>> downloaded 261Kb
>>
>> tar: ~/libs/Rlibs/file77a4044d: Cannot chdir: No such file or
>> directory
>> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
>>
>> gzip: stdout: Broken pipe
>> Error in sprintf(gettext(fmt, domain = domain), ...) :
>> argument is missing, with no default
>> >
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>> ---
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> The command did create the directory (i.e. ~/libs/Rlibs/
>> file77a4044d) on my system and has open priviledges (i.e. drwxr-xr-
>> x) but is empty. I've tried 'sudo R' but that does not help and
>> cannot find anything helpful on this in the R-help archives or FAQ.
>>
>> Thanks in advance for your help,
>> I would really appreciate any help in solving this,
>> best regards,
>> Snaebjorn
>>
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>
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> --------------------------------------
> Don MacQueen
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