Re: [R] problem with R on mac os x

From: Eric Pante <ericpante_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Tue 13 Dec 2005 - 16:13:49 EST

Thanks Doug and Peter,
I changed the permissions of the tmp dir as root, and it made the trick! I still don't know how the permissions got changed ... best, eric

On Dec 12, 2005, at 3:37 PM, Douglas Grove wrote:

> The error are telling you that you don't have permission to
> create a directory in /tmp. So the problem is with your permissions
> to the directory /tmp, not with R. That's why reinstalling didn't
> help.
>
> Doug
>
>
> On Mon, 12 Dec 2005, Eric Pante wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> R just ''stopped working'' on my machine (ibook g4, os 10.3.9).
>> between
>> last time I used it and now, I did not do anything but check emails
>> and
>> browse the internet. when I try to start the GUI, it appears and
>> disappears as rapidly. when I tried to run a session from the
>> terminal,
>> I got the following:
>> mkdir: /tmp/Rtmp590-29493: Permission denied
>> mkdir: /tmp/Rtmp590: Permission denied
>> ERROR: cannot create temporary R session directory
>> If I log as root, I can start a session from the terminal, so I
>> figured
>> that somewhere file permissions got corrupted. therefore, I
>> re-installed R (I tried 2.1.1 and 2.2.0), but same result: I can't
>> start a session. The install itself runs fine, though.
>>
>> Does anyone know what is going on? Where can I re-establish my
>> ''rights'' to use R ??? My R.app file is defined as drwxrwxr-x. I did
>> not see any mention of a similar problem in the archives.
>>
>> Thank you in advance for your insights!
>> eric
>>
>> Eric Pante
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>> Graduate Student in Marine Biology
>> Grice Marine Laboratory
>> 205 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston SC 29412
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "On ne force pas la curiosite, on l'eveille ..."
>> Daniel Pennac
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>
Eric Pante



Graduate Student in Marine Biology
Grice Marine Laboratory
205 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston SC 29412
	"On ne force pas la curiosite, on l'eveille ..."
	Daniel Pennac

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