[R] How to specify R CMD INSTALL arguments

Patrick Connolly p_connolly at slingshot.co.nz
Sat Feb 20 09:02:17 CET 2010

On Fri, 19-Feb-2010 at 11:03PM +1300, Patrick Connolly wrote:

|> I've become a bit rusty using R CMD INSTALL from the shell prompt
|> since the install.packages normally works so well.
|> One of the arguments to R CMD INSTALL is --configure-args=ARGS
|> >From looking at the rsprng package's configure file, it would seem
|> that I need to be able to get this line to work:
|> My sprng.h is in /usr/local/sprng2.0/include/, so I think I need to
|> know how I specify what SPRNG_ROOT is with --configure-args.  I
|> couldn't work out where braces, quotes and $ characters are used in
|> this context.

In case anyone finds this in the archives while looking for something
to do with --configure-args, I've eventually hit on the right syntax.


So, no braces or $ characters.  Double quotes might also work.


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