[R-sig-hpc] GPU packages and 'Debian R Policy'

Kevin.Buckley at ecs.vuw.ac.nz Kevin.Buckley at ecs.vuw.ac.nz
Mon Jan 17 05:34:00 CET 2011

Hi there,

We have an Ubuntu-based host for a Tesla GPU card.

We thus have a core R installtion provided by Ubuntu's

I have been asked to add a number of GPU-related R packages
but am keen to keep a disticntion between packages I can manage
via the Synaptic/Apt interfaces and those I need to install

I found references to the 'Debian R Policy' dating back to 2003.

Is that, /usr/local/lib/R/site-library, still the accepted/acceptable
way to go?

On other resources, where the built-from-source R, which I notice
doesn't create a site-library directory, was installed as /opt/R,
I'd placed libraries into /opt/Rlibs and ensured R_LIBS was set
in the environment.


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