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

From: Ramon Diaz-Uriarte <rdiaz_at_cnio.es>
Date: Fri 06 May 2005 - 19:12:05 EST

Dear Uwe,

Yes, sure, I understand how to install to another directory. I think I was not very clear, because my doubt is whether I should do that, or if it is OK to install to the very same place where Debian left the previous installation. By doing the later I save myself having to reinstall packages, etc, etc.

R.

On Friday 06 May 2005 08:53, Uwe Ligges wrote:
> Diaz.Ramon wrote:
> > Dear All,
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 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
>
> > Thanks,
> >
> > R.
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