Re: [Rd] configure-args for R CMD build

From: Finak, Greg <>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 07:48:19 -0800

I think you need to enclose the arguments to configure-args in quotes. i.e.
> --configure-args='--with-graphviz=/Users/khansen/Source/usr'

Greg Finak, Ph.D
Post-doctoral Fellow
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA

On 2012-01-15, at 7:43 AM, "Kasper Daniel Hansen" <> wrote:

> When I build a package containing a vignette, the package gets
> installed to build the vignette. However, it appears that R CMD build
> does not allow for --configure-args. In my case, I have a C library
> installed in a non-standard position, and I need to tell the package
> where it is. It works fine with R CMD INSTALL, but R CMD build
> complains
> Warning: unknown option
> ‘--configure-args=--with-graphviz=/Users/khansen/Source/usr’
> and the subsequent installation fails with an error.
> Suggestion: allow R CMD build to accept --configure-args (and probably
> also --configure-vars)
> Best,
> Kasper
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