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

Michael M. Meyer mikem at salter-point.com
Wed Jan 24 22:48:53 CET 2001

install.packages want to run
   cmd <- paste(file.path(R.home(), "bin", "R")
(which on my system is /usr/lib/R/bin/R).

Unfortunately ( and this is R 1.2.1, installed from the rpm on CRAN) 
that shell script has /var/tmp/R-base-root/usr/lib/R hard coded as the 

Here is the diff between /usr/bin/R and /usrlib/R/bin/R.

->meyer<-:/usr/lib/R/bin> diff /usr/lib/R/bin/R /usr/bin/R
< R_HOME_DIR=/var/tmp/R-base-root/usr/lib/R
> R_HOME_DIR=/usr/lib/R

A "quick" fix is to cp /usr/bin/R to /usr/lib/R/bin/R


Mike Meyer, Salter Point Associates, Seattle WA

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