[R] disable lazy-loading in install.packages() ?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Mar 7 10:29:01 CET 2006
Why do you want to?
As from a near-future version of R, you will not be able to do this via R
CMD INSTALL. The recommended place to specify this is in the packages'
DESCRIPTION files, and why do you think you know better than the packages'
authors? (Quite a few packages will not work with it turned off.)
On Tue, 7 Mar 2006, Ulrich Leopold wrote:
> platform i486-pc-linux-gnu
> arch i486
> os linux-gnu
> system i486, linux-gnu
> major 2
> minor 1.1
> year 2005
> month 06
> day 20
> language R
> Dear list,
> how can I disable lazy-loading in 'install.packages("some packages")'?
> I know of the possiblity to switch it off with 'R CMD INSTALL'. But I do not
> want to leave R on several machines and download the source code and install
> it with 'R CMD INSTALL'.
> Is there a way of disabling it within an R session?
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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