Question: Unable to install a Bioconductor package to local directory
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5 months ago by
tagirdzh0 wrote:

Hi, I am trying to install Biostrings package. The problem is that I am working on a server where I don't have sudo privileges, so I install all packages into my directory. Fist, when I followed the installation instructions, I got this message


use 'source("")' or

  'source("")' to update

  'BiocInstaller' after library("utils")


Error in bioClite() : could not find function "bioClite"

When, I tried to specify my local utils library, and got this error:



Installing package into ‘/usr/local/lib/R/site-library’

(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)

Warning in install.packages("BiocInstaller", repos = a["BioCsoft", "URL"]) :

  'lib = "/usr/local/lib/R/site-library"' is not writable

Error in install.packages("BiocInstaller", repos = a["BioCsoft", "URL"]) : 

  unable to install packages


I tried to specify 'lib', but the source function doesn't take this argument.

Is there a way to install Bioconductor to my folder?



ADD COMMENTlink modified 5 months ago by James W. MacDonald48k • written 5 months ago by tagirdzh0
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5 months ago by
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James W. MacDonald48k wrote:

You can use .libPaths  (note that this function has a prepended period) to create a library path that is writeable, and then when you source biocLite it should install there.

ADD COMMENTlink written 5 months ago by James W. MacDonald48k

This worked. Thanks!

ADD REPLYlink written 5 months ago by tagirdzh0
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