[Rd] R Package Installation Ignores libPaths Setting
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Feb 18 09:02:40 CET 2016
You misunderstand what .libPaths does: it changes the path in the
current session only. Installation uses a different R process.
Set R_LIBS to change the library path for new sessions: see ?.libPath .
On 18/02/2016 07:00, Dario Strbenac wrote:
> Good day,
> If the library path is changed with .libPaths, the command
> install.packages("/nb/dario/Biostrings_2.39.9.tar.gz", repos=NULL)
> fails with
> ** testing if installed package can be loaded
> Error : package ‘S4Vectors’ required by ‘Biostrings’ could not be found
> running library(S4Vectors) followed by sessionInfo() after the error shows that the package can indeed be found by R
> R version 3.2.3 Patched (2016-02-14 r70170)
> Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)
> Running under: Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)
> ... ...
> other attached packages:
>  S4Vectors_0.9.34 BiocGenerics_0.17.3
> The new library path is being ignored when the package is attempted to be loaded at the end of the installation process. How can the installation be successful ?
> Dario Strbenac
> PhD Student
> University of Sydney
> Camperdown NSW 2050
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford
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