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

From: Hadley Wickham <>
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:36:32 -0600

> It's hard to provide a reproducible example because it depends on
> exactly what package you have installed where, but I had hoped that
> this would at least illustrate my problem - R CMD install doesn't seem
> to be respecting R_LIBS.  I'm trying to understand whether this is a
> bug, or something I don't understand correctly about R CMD INSTALL.

Ok - found the problem. I had

R_LIBS=~/R in my .Renviron

which overrides the environment variable.


Assistant Professor / Dobelman Family Junior Chair
Department of Statistics / Rice University

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