Re: [R] Perl installation under SuSe

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 14 Jun 2005 - 03:35:10 EST

On Mon, 13 Jun 2005, Werner Bier wrote:

> Hi R-Help,
>
> I have just downloaded RSPerl_0.7-0.tar.gz under SuSe.
> If I type
>
> owner@linux: ~work> R CMD INSTALL -c RSPerl_0.7-0.tar.gz
>
> i get the following error message
>
> makedir: cannot create directory '/user/lib/R/library/00LOCK' : Permission denied
> ERROR: failed to lock directory '/usr/lib/R/library' for modifing

Does it really say that? 'makedir'? 'user'? I don't think so.

> I would really appreciate if somebody can help me please.

You don't have permission to install in that directory. Use an account that owns R and does, or install somewhere you do have permission.

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