R-beta: INSTALL -- "RPROFILE"
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Jun 19 22:17:07 CEST 1998
>>>>> "Jim" == Jim Lindsey <jlindsey at luc.ac.be> writes:
Jim> Yesterday, I corrected the bug in summary (for residuals) that I
Jim> reported and then reinstalled base (in the same way I install my
Jim> libraries). Later, when I went to use a library, what was my
Jim> astonishment to see a message that library was not yet implemented.
Jim> I eventually figured out that you have to do the make of all of R to
Jim> get base installed correctly (it of course skips what is already
Jim> made) and not R INSTALL it in the src/library directory.
Yes, ``The way'' for base installation and re-installation is
Jim> This brings up a second problem. Reinstalling base still erases my
Jim> (presonal) global Rprofile, something that I thought was supposed to
Jim> be fixed in 62.
This is from the R-FAQ:
In R, the startup mechanism is as follows. R first searches for the
site-wide startup profile unless the command line option
`--no-site-file' was given. The name of this file is taken from the
value of the `RPROFILE' environment variable. If that variable is
unset, the default is ``$RHOME'/etc/Rprofile'. Then, unless
`--no-init-file' was given, R searches for a file called `.Rprofile'
in the current directory or in the user's home directory (in that
order) and sources it. It also loads a saved image from `.RData' in
case there is one (unless `--no-restore' was specified). If needed,
the functions `.First()' and `.Last()' should be defined in the
appropriate startup profiles.
I.e., if you want a ``global Rprofile'', then use the RPROFILE variable:
RPROFILE=/u/jl/R/Rprofile export RPROFILE (..sh)
setenv RPROFILE /u/jl/R/Rprofile (..csh)
Jim> It would also be nice if the proper options were given to mkdir for
Jim> installing libraries: every time a library is reinstalled (debugging),
Jim> mkdir now complains (twice) that it cannot create the directories
Jim> because they already exist.
You are right. Fritz ?
Jim> The standard f77 shell for f2c complains about the option -fpic but
Jim> works nonetheless.
Jim> In the original compile of R62.1, saw the message saying that I
Jim> should go on to make the docs, or at least help. But then it when on
Jim> and did them without asking. I only want the mininal help on my
Jim> portable so this is annoying.
Fritz has already answered this: Use
make R ; make help
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