[Rd] R 2.9.0 devel: package installation with configure-args option
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Mar 5 15:01:43 CET 2009
I think this should now work (one of several 'FIXME' issues addressed
in the latest commit -- there are still some to go, but 2.9.0 is not
due for 6 weeks).
It is always useful to have a real test example, though. (I used rgl
in relation to some discussion about paths on r-sig-mac.)
On Tue, 3 Mar 2009, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> That version of R is 'under development' and the INSTALL file says
> ## FIXME: this loses quotes, so filepaths with spaces in get broken up
> so it is I think the same as a known issue.
> The whole package installation process has been completely reconstructed for
> R-devel, and the process is not quite finished.
> And this is a low priority as there are effective workarounds.
> On Tue, 3 Mar 2009, ml-it-r-devel at epigenomics.com wrote:
>> to install a package containing C code and requiring non-default configure
>> settings the incantation (this has worked for R <= 2.8.1 on the same
>> R CMD INSTALL --configure-args="--with-opt1 --with-opt2" packname
>> does always result in a warning
>> Warning: unknown option '--with-opt2'
>> and consequently the option is ignored. Reverting the order of options
>> results in the now
>> last option to be ignored. Alternative quoting has not provided a solution.
>> R CMD INSTALL --configure-args=--with-opt1 --configure-args=--with-opt2
>> does provide a workaround, though. Is this the (new to me) and only
>> intended way to
>> provide more than one configure argument?
>> I checked ?INSTALL and the referenced R-admin sec. 'Configuration
>> variables' but still am
>> not clear on this.
>> Regards, Matthias
>> R version 2.9.0 Under development (unstable) (2009-03-02 r48041)
>> on Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10
>> Matthias Burger Project Manager/ Biostatistician
>> Epigenomics AG Kleine Praesidentenstr. 1 10178 Berlin, Germany
>> phone:+49-30-24345-0 fax:+49-30-24345-555
>> http://www.epigenomics.com matthias.burger at epigenomics.com
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> Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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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