[R] R CMD wants (unnecessary) packages ?

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Sun Mar 1 19:54:48 CET 2015

1. In future, for Mac issues you are more likely to get a helpful
reply on the R-sig-mac list.

2. This is a warning only, not an error. You seem to indicate MASS was
uninstalled (???), so I would guess that it wasn't there when it
looked for it -- ergo the warning. My question: why uninstall these
core packages, as they may be necessary for key functionality that you
use, directly or indirectly.

And apologies if I have misinterpreted...


Bert Gunter
Genentech Nonclinical Biostatistics
(650) 467-7374

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is certainly not wisdom."
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On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 6:50 AM, Christian Hoffmann
<christian at echoffmann.ch> wrote:
> When executing  R CMD check etc. on a package, 00install.out tells me
> Warning in file.copy(file.path(.Library, pkg, "DESCRIPTION"), pd) :
>   problem copying
> /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/library/MASS/DESCRIPTION to
> /var/....
> although I do not use MASS ( and all the other recently uninstalled
> packages).
> Any help ?
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