[R] R CMD INSTALL fails where R CMD check succeeds.

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Feb 24 18:56:05 CET 2012

On 24/02/2012 15:22, Rob Steele wrote:
> This is in a 64 bit CentOS 5.6 instance at Amazon AWS with R version
> 2.14.1 (2011-12-22). It happens on several packages: RMySQL, RODBC,
> FastICA. Many other packages install just fine.

Your subject line cannot be really true: R CMD check calls R CMD 
INSTALL.  So this has to be about how you ran R CMD INSTALL.

Guess: did you set TMPDIR to somewhere you are allowed to execute 
scripts?  See the R-admin manual ....

> Here's an example error message:
> * installing *source* package 'RODBC' ...
> ** package 'RODBC' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
> sh: ./configure: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied
> ERROR: configuration failed for package 'RODBC'
> * removing '/usr/share/R/library/RODBC'
> * restoring previous '/usr/share/R/library/RODBC'

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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