Re: [Rd] R-2.0.0/lib/R/bin/INSTALL (PR#7329)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Tue 02 Nov 2004 - 04:49:00 EST

On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 wrote:

> the install script should make sure user has set R_HOME variable.

If you mean, R_HOME/bin/INSTALL, that is not an `install script'. It is documented to be run as R CMD INSTALL, and R (a shell script) sets R_HOME. Please see, e.g. `An Introduction to R', ?INSTALL, the `R Installation and Administration Manual'. Or even look at the file, which says

usage="Usage: R CMD INSTALL [options] pkgs

> I don't have it as root, and get stupid messages. Anyway, should it be set
> to $blah/R-2.0.0/lib/R/ or $blah/R-2.0.0 ?
> Thanks for help

Please do as we ask and help us by

before submitting a report. The second is likely to help you too.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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