[R] install.packages parameters

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Tue May 17 14:15:33 CEST 2005

Caveat: I know next to nothing about Mac...

That said, my guess is that you installed R from binary, rather than
building from source.  In that case the compilers and flags, etc., are
configured to the machine that the binary is built on.  You can look in
$RHOME/etc/Makeconf to see the settings, and see if changing them helps.


> From: jerosenb at fas.harvard.edu
> Hello.
> R is having some trouble installing a package because it 
> passed arguments to 
> gcc which were non-existent directories and files.  It also 
> didn't find 
> g77, although it's in a directory in my $PATH;  I tricked it 
> by making a 
> sym link in /usr/bin.
> What file does R get these parameters from?  
> I've looked for the parameters in the package source, the 
> install.packages 
> help pages, and the R preferences menu, all to no avail.
> I am running R 2.1.0 on Mac 10.3.8, and three days ago I installed a
> different package from source where installation involved gcc without
> any problems, and nothing has changed since then.  The packages I'm
> trying to install are Joe Schafer's mix, norm, and cat.
> Thanks,
> Janet
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