[R] Running R as root

From: <roderick.castillo_at_metanomics.de>
Date: Tue 18 Jul 2006 - 21:01:48 EST

Using R v. 2.3.1 which I installed recently, when I start it as root, there is nothing
I can do. I get "Error: function xx not found" even when trying to leave R using
q(). R works fine when started by an ordinary user. I rechecked the root environment
several times and even have set it similar to that of an ordinary user (values of
PATH etc.) but nothing helps. Using the command "env" did not reveal anything
valuable. Going to root through the identity of an ordinary user and retaining his
environment by doing "su user" instead of su - user" does not help either.

This does not seem related to the particular version of R. Using: Linux RedHat AS 2.1

Any hint?



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