[Rd] R CMD versus Rcmd

Ross Ihaka ihaka at stat.auckland.ac.nz
Sun Feb 22 03:40:33 MET 2004

Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 01:22:41PM -0500, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>>I've just committed changes to R-devel (to become 1.9.0) to allow
>>scripts to be invoked using the Unix-style "R CMD command" in Windows.
>>"Rcmd command" will still work, but is no longer documented.

[ I don't seem to have the original handy ]

This seems to have broken builds under linux (at least on Fedora).
I get a string of messages of the form

/home/ihaka/R/bin/R CMD: /home/ihaka/R/bin/R CMD: No such file or directory

I am currently working around this by changing lines in
src/scripts/R.sh from

       exec sh "${R_HOME}/bin/R CMD" "${@}" ;;


       exec sh "${R_HOME}/bin/Rcmd" "${@}" ;;

between "configure" and "make".

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