Re: [Rd] Rcmd_environ and R_LIBS_{USER,SITE}

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:25:34 +0200

Dirk,

if you ask R to

R CMD check foo_1.2-3.tar.gz

and the output is

"no package called 'foo'"

then something went wrong with your setup or your package.

Can we have details?

Best,
Uwe

On 19.10.2012 15:21, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
>
> On 19 October 2012 at 12:39, Gavin Simpson wrote:
> | On Thu, 2012-10-18 at 10:18 -0500, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> | > Kasper,
> | >
> | > On 18 October 2012 at 10:41, Kasper Daniel Hansen wrote:
> | > | I set my user libraries in .Rprofile for this very reason. I agree it
> | > | is weird that .Renviron is not always read etc.
> | >
> | > Sorry, no cigar either -- this equivalent to using files in $R_HOME/etc/ and
> | > is also ignored by R CMD check, which still fails in my setup as it doesn't
> | > find the package -- whereas any normal R session does.
> | >
> | > Dirk
> |
> | I have R_LIBS set in my Bash profile (~/.bashrc) for IIRC this very
> | reason. Can you do the same on Windows?
>
> Thanks for the suggestion, Gavin, But well, let me count the ways ....
>
> i) As a general principle, I prefer to minimize env variables. So on Linux,
> I prefer (and use) ~/.Rprofile and/or ~/.Renviron, or even the site-wide
> ones
>
> ii) Similarly, I asked for site-wide config as that can be scripted.
> Your solution, if it worked, would not (as easily) allow that.
>
> iii) The question was specific about the intentional castration of R CMD ...
> I actually get the .libPaths() adjusted on Windows too via the method
> mentioned in i)
>
> iv) When I do what you helpfully suggest, .libPaths() in R shows the entry
> twice yet the braindead R CMD check .... __still fails the same way__ not
> being able to load the very package tested from the location that is __not
> below__ the $R_HOME/library/ path.
>
> This really is silly beyond words, but seemingly all by design and intentional.
>
> Dirk
>
>
>
>
> |
> | G
> |
> | >
> | >
> | > |
> | > | Kasper
> | > |
> | > | On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd_at_debian.org> wrote:
> | > | >
> | > | > Keith,
> | > | >
> | > | > On 18 October 2012 at 09:14, Keith Jewell wrote:
> | > | > | No reply in a number of hours, so here is a suggestion from ignorance :-}
> | > | > |
> | > | > | ?Startup refers to a number of other "site and user files to process for
> | > | >
> | > | > Thanks, and I know, and use those on Linux (and on 'doze when I use it). My
> | > | > question was specifically about 'R CMD foo' which skips some of these by
> | > | > choice, and which Rcmd_environ appears to overcome, albeit imcompletely. I
> | > | > still have an issue on Windows where I cannot split my package installations
> | > | > between those that come and go with R installations, and the others.
> | > | >
> | > | > But it is truly bizarre that I can do (on Windows)
> | > | >
> | > | > R CMD INSTALL foo_1.2-3.tar.gz
> | > | >
> | > | > and a moment later
> | > | >
> | > | > R CMD check foo_1.2-3.tar.gz
> | > | >
> | > | > fails in its tests and examples with "no package called 'foo'"
> | > | >
> | > | > Doing 'R CMD check --no-examples --no-tests foo_1.2-3.tar.gz' works, but is
> | > | > less helpful as we're running the check to run those very tests...
> | > | >
> | > | > Dirk
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | > | > | setting environment variables" but not to Rcmd_environ. The contents of
> | > | > | $R_HOME/etc/Rcmd_environ seem to reflect (some of) the contents of
> | > | > | (some) other files.
> | > | > |
> | > | > | I have similar lines (defining library paths) in
> | > | > | $R_HOME/etc/Renviron.site
> | > | > |
> | > | > | Is it correct to directly edit Rcmd_environ or should it be modified
> | > | > | only via other files? (A genuine question).
> | > | > |
> | > | > | On 17/10/2012 15:59, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > Is there a fundamental reason why I cannot set either one of
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > ## add local library path -- doesn't work either
> | > | > | > R_LIBS_USER="c:/opt/R-library"
> | > | > | > R_LIBS_SITE="c:/opt/R-library"
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > in $R_HOME/etc/Rcmd_environ even though I can seemingly set other things here?
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > It breaks "R CMD check" for me as I prefer NOT to install packages in a
> | > | > | > versioned path.
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > FWIW, defaulting to a versioned path is (to this no-longer-bemused user) as
> | > | > | > much a permenent R bug (on Windoze) as the default installation into a path
> | > | > | > with spaces.
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > Dirk
> | > | > | >
> | > | > |
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