Fatal error: cannot mkdir R_TempDir

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When attempting to run R, I get this error:

Fatal error: cannot mkdir R_TempDir

I found two possible fixes for this problem by googling around. The first was to ensure my tmp directory didn't contain a load of subdirectories - it doesn't and it's virtually empty. The second fix was to ensure that TMP, TMPDIR, and R_USER in my environment weren't set to non-existent paths - I didn't even have these set. Therefore, I created a tmp directory in my home directory and added it's path to TMP in my environment. I was able to run R once and then I got the fatal error again. Nothing was in the TMP directory that I set in my environment. Does anyone know what else I can try? Thanks.

Your default temporary directory appears to have the wrong permissions. Here I have

$ ls -ld /tmp
drwxrwxrwt 22 root root 4096 2011-06-10 09:17 /tmp

The key part is 'everybody' can read or write. You need that too. It certainly can contain subdirectories.

Are you running something like AppArmor or SE Linux?

Edit 2011-07-21: As someone just deemed it necessary to downvote this answer -- help(tempfile) is very clear on what values tmpdir (the default directory for temporary files or directories) tries:

By default, 'tmpdir' will be the directory given by 'tempdir()'. This will be a subdirectory of the temporary directory found by the following rule. The environment variables 'TMPDIR', 'TMP' and 'TEMP' are checked in turn and the first found which points to a writable directory is used: if none succeeds '/tmp' is used.

So my money is on checking those three environment variables. But AppArmor and SELinux have shown to be an issue too on some distributions.

r - Fatal error: cannot mkdir R_TempDir, Fatal error: cannot mkdir R_TempDir. I found two possible fixes for this problem by googling around. The first was to ensure my tmp directory didn't contain a  If none are set, it will default to /tmp. If /tmp is inadequate to hold the temporary working files created by some RevoScaleR operations, you may create an alternate temp file system with more space than /tmp and export TMPDIR to point to it in the environment.

Dirk is right, but misses a point: If /tmp is full, you can't create subdirectories there. Try

df /tmp

I just hit this on a shared server, where /tmp is mounted on it's own partition, and is shared by many users. In this particular case, you can't really see who's fault it is, because permissions restrict you seeing who is filling up the tmp partition. Basically have to ask the sys admins to figure it out.

[R] R in batch mode: cannot mkdir R_TempDir, Rout: Fatal error: cannot mkdir R_TempDir I set the environment variables TEMP, TMP and TMPDIR to /tmp/ and I also make sure that all  I was trying to test an install of R in SQL Server 2016 and when running a script I received this error: Fatal error: cannot create ‘R_TempDir’ Following the instructions here, I enabled external scripts, restarted the sql server service, and then tried to run the following test script:

Go to your user directory and create a file called .Renviron and add the following line, save it and reopen RStudio or Rgui or Rterm

TMP = '<path to folder where Everyone has full control>'

This worked with me on Windows 7

Error: Fatal error: cannot create 'R_TempDir', Running a script or R command results in the error: Fatal error: cannot create '​R_TempDir' Error: 18:25: unexpected symbol Fatal error: cannot mkdir R_TempDir I set the environment variables TEMP, TMP and TMPDIR to /tmp/ and I also make sure that all environment variables are set on the nodes.

Just had this issue and finally solved it. Simply a windows permission issue. Go to environment variables and find the location of the temp folders. Then right click on the folder > properties > security > advanced > change everyone to full control > tick "replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object" > Ok > ok.

[R] R in batch mode: cannot mkdir R_TempDir, the job gets sent to a node, the following error is written to test.Rout: Fatal error: cannot mkdir R_TempDir. I set the environment variables TEMP, TMP and  Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

This will also happen when your computer is completely, utterly out of space. Currently, my Mac has 0 kb free and it's causing this error. Freeing up some space solved the problem.

similar to: "R in batch mode: cannot mkdir R_TempDir", Hello, I am running R on XP Windows machine, and frequently I have enable to start R. I have this message: "Fatal Error: cannot find unused tempdir  FUN -> install -> safe_build_package -> in_dir -> set In addition: There were 15 warnings (use warnings() to see them) Execution halted Fatal error: cannot create 'R_TempDir' This comment has been minimized.

Fatal error: no se puede mkdir R_TempDir, Al intentar ejecutar R, me sale este error: Fatal error: cannot mkdir R_TempDir me encontré con dos arreglos posibles para este problema por alrededor de  를 만들어라 (mkdir) 할 수없는,이 오류가 발생합니다 : Fatal error: cannot mkdir R_TempDir 나는 주변에 인터넷 검색을하여이 문제에 대한 두 가지 수정 사항을 발견했다. 첫 번째 방법은 내 tmp 디렉토리에 하위 디렉토리가 포함되어 있지 않은지 확인하는 것입니다. 실제로는 없으며 사실상 비어 있습니다.

Erreur fatale: ne peut pas mkdir R_TempDir, Fatal error: cannot mkdir R_TempDir. J'ai trouvé deux solutions possibles à ce problème par googler autour. La première était de m'assurer que mon répertoire​  Fatal error: no se puede mkdir R_TempDir He encontrado dos posibles soluciones para este problema por el google. La primera fue para asegurar que mi directorio tmp no contienen una carga de subdirectorios – no y es prácticamente vacío.

Hi Hemant, What version of SQL Server 2016 are you installing, SQL 2016 CTP3? or SQL 206 SP1? Can try searching rlauncher.config under Program Files, may be it was setup in different location.

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  • If you've googled your way to this question, scroll down to the last answer regarding disk space
  • yup. disk space was the issue for me
  • I'm afraid it's not that simple. I've got a machine now exhibiting this same problem and TMP is set to /tmp, and permissions for /tmp are correct. There doesn't appear to be anything in the system logs that indicates a problem either.
  • aren't they supposed to log stuff to tell us what's going on?
  • If the code is written such that it logs, yes. Your fault in assuming all code does.
  • See expanded answer -- at some point a simple mkdir() call fails. You need to think through why / where. Start by setting TMPDIR to something like $(HOME)/tmp (and make sure it exists).
  • I had this error. Even though the permissions looked fine "ls -ld /tmp" and I had space on my drive (df) my OS said that /tmp was read-only. I rebooted, and the OS (Ubuntu 14.04) said there was a problem on my root partition. I chose to try Fixing it (from Fix, Ignore, Manual). Very quickly after that, my machine rebooted again, and then it came up cleanly and the problem is gone. Daily backups...!