I keep all my R packages in a specific location that is not my home directory.
For some reason when ExperimentHub was downloading (through biocLite call) it decided to push files to ~/.ExperimentHub... but my server doesn't allow users to surpass a certain amount of space (in their homes) so that process got nuked.
I don't feel like a package should be writing to somewhere that wasn't originally specified? It is also not the R tempdir() or .libPaths()
I'm not sure if this is the right place to report something like this... please let me know where to I should post this if not. Maybe the github page?