Re: [R] 00LOCK error with site-library

From: Mark W Kimpel <>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 18:53:57 -0500


Yes, I have manually removed it multiple times and it continues to reappear. I'll try to just upgrade a few packages at a time and see if there is one in particular that is causing the problem. Failing that, I'll run this past my system admin.

Thanks for your help,

Mark W. Kimpel MD ** Neuroinformatics ** Dept. of Psychiatry Indiana University School of Medicine

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Paul Gilbert wrote:
> Mark W Kimpel wrote:

>> I have identical R.profiles and R_HOME directories set up on both my 
>> local machine and a remote linux cluster. To keep my libraries and R 
>> install separate, I use a site-library on both machines.
>> The first line of my .Rprofile is:
>> '.libPaths(new= "~/R_HOME/site-library") #tell R where site-library is'
>> Until R-2.6.0 this was working fine on both machines, but since I have 
>> been unable to upgrade packages on the remote machine. Every attempt 
>> at upgrade results in a directory '00LOCK' being place in the 
>> site-directory and then the upgrade fails.

> This directory gets placed there and then removed when the upgrade is
> finished, to prevent two processes from trying to simultaneously update
> the directory. If you terminated an upgrade in an unexpected way, say by
> dropping your connection, then the file will be left and you need to
> manually remove it before you try to upgrade again.
> If you have removed it, and it keeps re-appearing, it is a sign of
> something else going wrong (usually outside of R).
> Paul
>> This has happened with R-2.6.0, 2.6.1, and now with R-devel (2.7.0).
>> If I have this setup incorrectly I am puzzled as to why it works with 
>> my local machine and why it worked with versions of R prior to 2.6.0.
>> Ideas?
>> Thanks,
>> Mark

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