Re: [R] Problems with Rscript executable.

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 19:34:15 +0100 (BST)

Another possible fix is to copy $prefix/R/lib64/bin/Rscript to $prefix/bin, for those who no longer have the sources around.

I've added an extra dependence in R-patched which will I hope prevent those two copies being different (and often they are not for me).

On Mon, 28 Apr 2008, Gregg Phillips wrote:

> Yes,
> Re-running make install at the src/unix level seems to have fixed it. I
> originally ran make install at the top level after running ./configure
> --prefix=/usr/local/r-2.7.0.
> Thank You for your assistance,
> Gregg.
> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>>> I have recently built R version 2.7.0 on a CentOS release 4.6, 64-bit
>>> system using the following command:
>>> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/r-2.7.0
>>> Everything built fine and works properly except for Rscript which is
>>> looking for files in the original build directory instead of the
>>> specified install directory. Did I forget to add a flag or is this a bug?

>> How did you install? If you do
>> cd src/unix
>> make install
>> you should see Rscript being remade with the destination path included.
>> E.g. I see
>> auk% make install
>> gcc -std=gnu99 -I. -I../../src/include -I../../src/include
>> -I/usr/local/include -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -g -O2
>> -DR_HOME='"/usr/local/lib64/R"' -o Rscript \
>> ./Rscript.c
>> I've seen problems with parallel makes, but running this again should solve
>> those.

Brian D. Ripley,        
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