[ubuntu-uk] Problem installing R packages

Douglas Campbell douglas_c_1876 at hotmail.co.uk
Mon May 21 14:34:12 BST 2007

Dear all Ubuntu users

I am an otherwise happy user working on my PhD.  I am trying to download
some packages for the R statistics program but come up with the
following messages:

trying URL
Content type 'application/x-tar' length 1017887 bytes
opened URL
downloaded 994Kb

mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/local/lib/R/site-library/00LOCK':
Permission denied
ERROR: failed to lock directory '/usr/local/lib/R/site-library' for

The downloaded packages are in
Warning messages:
1: installation of package 'QCAGUI' had non-zero exit status in:
2: cannot create HTML package index in:

Does anyone have any suggestions, please about how I can unlock the
appropriate directory.

Many thanks


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