[R] update.packages() doesn't work anymore

s-luppescu@uchicago.edu s-luppescu at uchicago.edu
Wed Jan 24 19:02:35 CET 2001

For some reason, update.packages(), one of the greatest features of R, doesn't
work anymore (perhaps since I upgraded to 1.2.1?). It downloads the new
packages, but when it tries to build them, I get this message:

WARNING: ignoring environment value of R_HOME
/var/tmp/R-base-root/usr/lib/R/bin/Rcmd: No such file or directory

I save the downloaded packages and then do R INSTALL <pkgname> at the command
line, and it works fine. I tried setting lib=/usr/lib/R and also the R_HOME
environment var, but that didn't help. What am I doing wrong?

I'm running R 1.2.1 on RedHat Linux 7 (intel).
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