Re: [R] install R redhat rpm as a normal user

From: Eric Hu <eric.y.hu_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri 11 Mar 2005 - 09:25:53 EST

Thank you all.

Best,
Eric
On Mar 10, 2005, at 7:21 AM, Marc Schwartz wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-03-09 at 16:17 -0800, Eric Hu wrote:
>> Hi, I wonder if anyone has done this before. I have rpm-build
>> installed in my workstation. Thanks.
>>
>> Eric
>
>
> I have not seen any other replies to this, but as far as I know
> Martyn's
> RPMS are not relocatable and a test this morning confirms that.
>
> If you need to install R as a non-root user, you are likely better off
> installing from source code. Modify the "--prefix" argument
> to ./configure as per the R Administration Manual. For example:
>
> ./configure --prefix="TargetDir"
>
> where TargetDir is a directory that you have write privileges to.
>
> Then use "make" and "make install" which will then build and install R.
>
> R will be installed in TargetDir (ie. "/home/UserName/R") with a set of
> subdirs bin, lib and man. To run R, you would then use:
>
> TargetDir/bin/R
>
> Or you can create a symlink in /home/UserName/bin to the above file and
> then just use "R" to start it.
>
> See the R Administration Manual for more information.
>
> HTH,
>
> Marc Schwartz
>
>



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