[R-SIG-Mac] bash R: command not found
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Dec 26 12:37:24 CET 2008
On Fri, 26 Dec 2008, pietro bulian wrote:
> Dear all,
> I'm a new user of MAC/Unix. I want R on a powerbook MAC with OS 10.3.9.
How come a new user has a long-obsolete OS?
> Following instructions I attempted to compile last version of R (2.8).
> But it was unsuccessful (problems with dlyb).
The list archives show other people's attempts: I do not know if they were
successful. But as the posting guide points out, there never was a 'R
2.8' and the current version is 2.8.1. People would be interested to know
the exact issues (and fixes) in the current version even on an ancient OS.
> Then I have compiled R 2.6.0, I presume succesfully since with make
> check all it's OK. Then installed with "sudo make install". Now when I
> type R in any directory in which an R exist the output is "bash R:
> command not found". I see R under
> is something missing from my PATH?
Yes. Recent CRAN build install R at /usr/bin/R (and also installs
Rscript). If you just want command-line R, I suggest you do not build a
framework and it will install in /usr/bin etc for you.
> echo $PATH: sw/bin:/sw/sbin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/X11R6/bin
The presence of (presumably) /sw/bin indicates fink, and that can
interfere with the build of R.
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