R package error messages have missing package names
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Hi,

I have R running with this sessionInfo ->

R version 4.0.4 (2021-02-15)

Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)

Running under: Ubuntu 21.04

I am running into a problem with trying to install packages. Usually you get error messages that tell you which dependencies may not be present, so you can work on that. But in this case, the actual name of the dependency (and even the package currently being installed) seem to be missing and are replaced with just â

Has anyone else faced this issue? How do I solve this?

An example error message:

ERROR: dependency â is not available for package â

• removing â

â

Warning message:

In install.packages("Signac") :
installation of package â had non-zero exit status

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This does not seem to be related to bioinformatics.

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Warning message:

In install.packages("Signac") : installation of package â had non-zero exit status

signac (LINK) is an R package for analysis of single-cell chromatin data.

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That is for sure not the entire error message. Please post everything. A depenency of Signal is causing trouble so lets find out which one. Please be sure to copy properly, I doubt â is what the log did show, or this is a weird error, but I guess rather some character mishmash happening here.

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GenoMax , the issue isn't actually Signac specific, so Mensur Dlakic is right that this isn't necessarily a bioinformatics-specific question. The error message issue (i.e. missing dependency and package names and, yes ATpoint , always replaced with â ) happens every time I install an R package which doesn't install successfully.

That's why I included the R environment, but not the entire error message (because the latter is irrelevant here and might only be distracting).

I was wondering if someone else has seen this weird â issue before and what they might have found out about it.