[Rd] Customizable R_HOME at build time

From: Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek_at_r-project.org>
Date: Fri 11 Mar 2005 - 21:47:14 GMT


Currently there is no way to specify R_HOME at build time - it is hard-coded to ${prefix}/lib/R. This is slightly inconvenient for special setups (e.g. installing different versions of R in parallel). I was thinking of something like:

./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-custom-R-home=/usr/share/R-2.0

which will use /usr/share/R-2.0 as R_HOME - otherwise it would use /usr/lib/R

The following patch (against R-devel) implements that functionality, allowing more flexible builds/installs. As a side-effect it finally prints R_HOME in the configure summary.

Please let me know what you think ... (and yes, I know you don't have to run make install so one could build it in target place, but I think the above is more clean ..).

Cheers,
Simon

  



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