Re: [Rd] Using custom R_LIBS with R CMD install

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2012 13:21:01 -0600

On 8 February 2012 at 20:05, Uwe Ligges wrote:
| Anyway, this won't work under a Windows shell, I believe. At least, I do
| not know how to set an env variable and run RCMD INSTALL in a Windows
| shell as a one liner - independent of R.

FWIW this issue was addressed by Oleg years ago in cfunction() in his inline package -- by using Sys.setenv() prior to calling system(). This works in a cross-platform way, avoiding the need for special cases.


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