[R] update.packages() doesn't work anymore
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 24 21:57:52 CET 2001
On Wed, 24 Jan 2001 s-luppescu at uchicago.edu wrote:
> On 24-Jan-2001 Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> > s-luppescu at uchicago.edu writes:
> >> 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:
> >> /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?
> > What does "R RHOME" tell you?
> [root at musuko:~] <14:22:44> 994 ->> R RHOME
> > Is R_HOME set in the environment? If so, try removing it.
> No. R_HOME is blank. I tried setting it to /usr/lib/R but had the same results.
Well, it is getting /var/tmp/R-base-root/usr/lib/R/bin/ from somewhere.
I think it is probably finding the wrong version of R. What does
paste(file.path(R.home(), "bin", "R")
give? That is what install.packages (called from update.packages)
tries to run.
And what does
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