[Rd] Re: 1.9.1-alpha & tty
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jun 9 13:40:25 CEST 2004
On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Göran Broström wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 09, 2004 at 01:23:49PM +0200, Göran Broström wrote:
> > I have two versions of R on my Debian testing: R-1.9.0 (precompiled) and
> > R-1.9.1-alpha of 2004-06-07 (built on my system). In the latter, I get
> > > system("emacs sim.R &")
> > > emacs: standard input is not a tty
> > while with R-1.9.0 it works as expected. I have absolutely no idea about
> > what's going on, so I could use some help. Anyone?
> I just recalled that I was running R-1.9.1 as root ("su -; R") in order to
> be able to 'install.packages'. That must be the reason, but I still don't
> understand what it means.
It means the shell you are running it from is not an interactive shell
connected to a terminal, which is true as it is launched from R. You are
trying to run a detached session with '&': that does not work for me in
1.9.0 without su -.
> system("emacs &")
> emacs: standard input is not a tty
as I would expect.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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