Re: [Rd] installing packages (PR#9907)

From: Charles C. Berry <>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 13:21:37 -0700

On Wed, 12 Sep 2007, wrote:

> Full_Name: Alexander Jerneck
> Version: 2.4.0 (2006-10-03)
> OS: Gentoo (2.6.17-custom kernel)
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> I had trouble installing R packages, either from inside R or from the
> commandline, with R complaining about not finding /usr/bin/pwd
> I have pwd in /bin/ so I created a symlink from /usr/bin/pwd to /bin/pwd and now
> I can install packages. I do not know where the original problem is however.

This is NOT A BUG.

Likely, you do not have /bin on your path. Check


install.packages() works fine on all my Gentoo boxes with R installed as per the instructions in


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