Re: [R] RHOME

From: Daniel A. Powers <dpowers_at_mail.la.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri 03 Feb 2006 - 08:37:32 EST


Thanks --
I was trying not to burden the sysadmin with this task, but it seems that it should be done right.
Cheers,
Dan

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On Thu, 2 Feb 2006 plummer@iarc.fr wrote:

> Quoting "Daniel A. Powers" <dpowers@mail.la.utexas.edu>:
>
> >
> > R-help --
> >
> > I built R-2.2.1 in my own directory on a sun (solaris). Now I would like
> > the sysadmin to move the contents to /usr/local/lib and place the binary
> > in /usr/local/bin. No problem. However, the RHOME variable defaults to
> > the directory from which R was built so it is not usable by anyone but me
> > or ROOT. I would like to avoid building this again if possible. Any ideas?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Dan
>
> R is designed to run from its build directory. But if your sysadmin installs it
> with "make install" (as root), then the shell wrapper that is installed in
> /usr/local/bin/R will have R_HOME pointing to the right location
> (/usr/local/lib/R). Literally moving the build directory to another location
> is the wrong thing to do.
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