[R] Usage of R CMD INSTALL
Kurt.Hornik at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Sun Jul 29 22:50:37 CEST 2001
>>>>> "David Kane writes:
> The help page for INSTALL says, in part,
> Some package sources contain a `configure' script that can be
> passed arguments or variables via the option `--configure-args'
> and `--configure-vars', respectively, if necessary. The latter is
> useful in particular if libraries or header files needed for the
> package are in non-system directories. In this case, one can use
> the configure variables `LIBS' and `CPPFLAGS' to specify these
> locations (and set these via `--configure-vars'). One can also
> bypass the configure mechanism using the option `--no-configure'.
> No doubt because of my inexperience, I can't quite figure out how this
> works. For example, if I want to set the variable LIBS to '/mylibs',
> how would I do this? I have tried various versions of
> R CMD INSTALL --configure-vars='LIBS=/mylibs' mypackage
> R CMD INSTALL --configure-vars 'LIBS=/mylibs' mypackage
> R CMD INSTALL --configure-vars LIBS=/mylibs mypackage
> all to no effect. (Although it is quite possible that I am having an
> effect, but misunderstanding the package (RODBC) that I am using.)
I assume you want to specify a non-standard library location? Then what
you want is
R CMD INSTALL --configure-vars='LIBS=-L/mylibs' mypackage
This is really a configure (i.e., autoconf) issue, but maybe we should
say more about this or at least add a pointer ...
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