Hello all. Long time listener, first time caller...
I'm teaching an intro R course in Posit Cloud and had a strange thing happen today. I made an assignment and everyone was asked to create an R Markdown file to begin. One student got the following error and wasn't able to load Yaml (yes, it says success but yaml never appeared in her available packages).
- restarting Posit Cloud
- accessing their account from different machines
- accessing their assignment from my side (from the instructor view)
- restarting the R session through R Studio
- I am currently waiting for them to re-create their instance of the assignment after I trashed it to see if that helps
All resulted in the following error and with no R Markdown document.
Installing 'yaml' for R Markdown... Installing package into ‘/cloud/lib/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/4.2’ (as ‘lib’ is unspecified) trying URL 'http://rspm/default/__linux__/focal/latest/src/contrib/yaml_2.3.7.tar.gz' Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 111202 bytes (108 KB) ================================================== downloaded 108 KB ERROR: failed to lock directory ‘/cloud/lib/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/4.2’ for modifying Try removing ‘/cloud/lib/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/4.2/00LOCK-yaml’ The downloaded source packages are in ‘/tmp/Rtmpylj3Sl/downloaded_packages’ ✔ Package 'yaml' successfully installed. Warning message: In utils::install.packages("yaml", repos = "http://rspm/default/__linux__/focal/latest") : installation of package ‘yaml’ had non-zero exit status
If anyone has any idea what the solution is I am all ears. I also have a message in to Posit Cloud support.
What is "00LOCK-yaml"?