[R] R installation

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Feb 16 10:41:55 CET 2000

Brian.O'Gorman at noaa.gov writes:

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> I've decided to install in R in a directory other than /usr/local, but
> I'm having difficulty in setting the correct paths, i.e. PATH or path.
> I've set my R_HOME, and sure enough there's a bin and lib directory
> there but R just won't execute (something like GUI 'X11' is not
> supported. However when R is installed in /usr/local then everything is
> OK...Any help or comments appreciated...

The official way is to use --prefix=/path/to/mydir on the configure
command before building, but you should be able to get away with
altering the relevant line in the startup script (bin/R) which sets

(The error message is admittedly cryptic and comes from checking
whether $R_HOME/R.X11 is there. 1.0.0 will have a direct check for the
existence of $R_HOME first.)

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