Re: [R] Problems with Rscript executable.

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 18:58:36 +0100 (BST)

> 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 \


I've seen problems with parallel makes, but running this again should solve those.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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