[Rd] R CMD install on R 2.5.0 alpha
hb at stat.berkeley.edu
Sat Apr 7 18:35:14 CEST 2007
I've just downloaded the latest R v2.5.0 alpha (2007-04-04 r41043) for
WinXP. When I try to
install a package R tries to install it to a no-name (empty name)
directory (causing error downstream):
RCMD INSTALL R.oo
installing to ''
FYI: Package install perfectly on R v2.4.1 patched, and did so also on
earlier R v2.5.0 devel/alpha(?) versions.
Current directory is:
with subdirectory R.oo/ containing inst/ man/ R/ DESCRIPTION as usual.
I noticed the following in CHANGES and NEWS related to R CMD INSTALL:
o R CMD INSTALL now installs by default into the first library on
the library path if R was run in the current environment.
Similarly, R CMD REMOVE by default removes from that library.
R CMD INSTALL does a better job of removing its temporary
o R CMD INSTALL and R CMD REMOVE now use as the default library
(if -l is not specified) the first library that would be used
if R were run in the current environment (and they run R to
o R CMD INSTALL now prepends the installation directory (if
specified) to the library search path.
But my I do have:
R version 2.5.0 alpha (2007-04-04 r41043)
LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252;LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252;LC_MON
ETARY=English_United States.1252;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=English_United States.1252
attached base packages:
 "stats" "graphics" "grDevices" "utils" "datasets" "methods"
Any help appreciated
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