Re: [Rd] R_LIBS and R Cocoa GUI for Mac OS X (PR#7308)

From: stefano iacus <stefano.iacus_at_unimi.it>
Date: Sun 24 Oct 2004 - 01:53:26 EST

yes that was intentional and present in 1.9.0 as well and also explained in the FAQ (see section: Where are the packages I've installed?)

The idea behind "was": instead of using ~/.R to put anything R-specific, se use ~/Library (~/Application Support would have also been acceptable).

But we are working on that these days to allow more flexible library tree specification from the GUI directly.

stefano

On Oct 23, 2004, at 5:31 PM, ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:

> It stems from the following code in src/library/profile/Rprofile.unix
>
> if(.Platform$GUI == "AQUA") {
> ...
> if( !file.exists("~/Library/R") )
> dir.create(path.expand("~/Library/R"))
> if( !file.exists("~/Library/R/library") )
> dir.create(path.expand("~/Library/R/library"))
> .libPaths(path.expand("~/Library/R/library"))
> }## end "Aqua"
>
> which looks quite intentional, and looks like it was done for 1.9.0.
>
> I suggest this section is conditionalized on
>
> if(!length(Sys.getenv("R_LIBS")) { # note the simpler form!
> }
>
> since presumbably the intention is to have a local library tree for
> install.binaries() to use, and it is wrong to override the standard
> system
> setting via R_LIBS (which has in fact been ignored).
>
> David: edit library/base/R/Rprofile if you want a quick fix on a binary
> installation.
>
>
> On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 d.firth@warwick.ac.uk wrote:
>
>> Full_Name: David Firth
>> Version: 2.0.0
>> OS: Mac OS 10.3.5
>> Submission from: (NULL) (81.178.234.156)
>>
>>
>> When running R in R Cocoa GUI 1.0 (v2004-10-14), I have
>>
>>> Sys.getenv()[["R_LIBS"]]
>> [1] "/Users/david/Library/R"
>>> .libPaths()
>> [1] "/Users/david/Library/R/library"
>> [2] "/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/library"
>>
>> The pasting of "/library" after "/Users/david/Library/R" is
>> unexpected: I did
>> not find it documented, and it does not happen when I run the same R
>> version by
>> other means, for example through Terminal.app.
>>
>> Version info below.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> David
>>
>>> version
>> _
>> platform powerpc-apple-darwin6.8
>> arch powerpc
>> os darwin6.8
>> system powerpc, darwin6.8
>> status
>> major 2
>> minor 0.0
>> year 2004
>> month 10
>> day 04
>> language R
>>
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