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Actually there was no such file there.
Next is the sequence of actions I just tried.
[rdf@semperf3 supporting]# ls -l /usr/lib64/R/library/*LOCK*
[rdf@semperf3 supporting]# /usr/bin/R CMD INSTALL DBI_0.2-5_R_x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.gz
* installing to library â/usr/lib64/R/libraryâ
ERROR: failed to lock directory â/usr/lib64/R/libraryâ for modifying
Try removing â/usr/lib64/R/library/00LOCK-DBIâ