[R] Errors using update.packages()

From: David Scott <d.scott_at_auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Sat 11 Feb 2006 - 20:24:37 EST

When trying to update packages after the sysadmin updated R on my unix box I got errors on some packages. For example for chron:

I got similar messages for spatial and cluster and warnings for other packages. Finally I got:

Warning messages:
1: number of rows of result

         is not a multiple of vector length (arg 1) in: cbind(1, pkgs, lib) 2: number of rows of result

         is not a multiple of vector length (arg 2) in: cbind(1, update[found, , drop = FALSE], file = files) 3: installation of package 'chron' had non-zero exit status in: install.packages(update[, "Package"], instlib, contriburl = contriburl, 4: installation of package 'VR' had non-zero exit status in: install.packages(update[, "Package"], instlib, contriburl = contriburl, 5: installation of package 'dse' had non-zero exit status in: install.packages(update[, "Package"], instlib, contriburl = contriburl, 6: installation of package 'mgcv' had non-zero exit status in: install.packages(update[, "Package"], instlib, contriburl = contriburl, 7: installation of package 'nlme' had non-zero exit status in: install.packages(update[, "Package"], instlib, contriburl = contriburl, 8: installation of package 'survival' had non-zero exit status in: install.packages(update[, "Package"], instlib, contriburl = contriburl, 9: cannot create HTML package index in: tools:::unix.packages.html(.Library)

>From Sys.info():

                              sysname                              release
                              "Linux"               "2.6.15-1.1831_FC4smp"

>From the startup:

Version 2.2.1 (2005-12-20 r36812)

I don't have root privileges but am installing in my private library: stat71/dscott10> echo $R_LIBS
/home/staff/dscott/Computing/R/Rprivatelib

Any suggestions?

David Scott


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 		The University of Auckland, PB 92019
 		Auckland	NEW ZEALAND
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