Re: [R] building from source after installing binary package

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Fri 06 May 2005 - 16:53:02 EST

Diaz.Ramon wrote:
> Dear All,
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> I've got into the habit of installing R from the precompiled Debian binaries, including many of the packages from the r-cran-* Debian packages, and later building from source (e.g., to link against Goto's BLAS, or to build patched versions, etc). I install the newly built R to the very same place (/usr/lib/R). This allows me to build and update R when I wish, AND provides the ease of quickly updating many packages.
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> Things have always worked fine, but after a few funny problems (which could be unrelated to the process itself) I've started wondering if this is a rather silly thing to do, and if I should keep my own build separate from the Debian stuff. Any advice would be much appreciated.

Yes, simply install to another directory, e.g. by telling configure:

./configure --prefix=/I/want/to/have/R/installed/here

Uwe Ligges

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