[R-SIG-Mac] Feature request: install R in ~/Library/Frameworks
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Tue Feb 7 10:52:47 CET 2017
> On Feb 7, 2017, at 1:11 AM, Gábor Csárdi <csardi.gabor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, that's not an option for me, I need an R installation that is
> binary compatible with CRAN.
> I realized that I can maybe use
> ./configure --enable-R-framework=~/Library/Frameworks
> I am trying this right now.
I'm a bit confused. The bog-standard distribution of R has installed it (as a sub-directory) of ~/Library/Frameworks for many versions.
More specifically it is placed in this subdirectory:
The Revolution R distribution for the Mac also uses this location (and basically copies the installation script that is part of the CRAN version.)
> On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 9:02 AM, 美彦 馬場 <babayoshihiko at mac.com> wrote:
>>> On Feb 7, 2017, at 17:46, Gábor Csárdi <csardi.gabor at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I realize that this is not the typical use case on macOS, but for my
>>> it would be great to be able to install R into ~/Library/Frameworks.
>>> This would allow having different R versions for different users.
>>> I am not sure how difficult this would be to implement. I can see that
>>> paths in scripts and makefiles are hardwired to /Library/Frameworks. Is
>>> there anything more, perhaps in the binaries as well?
>> I install R with Fink, which allows you to install R-3.3, R-3.2 and
>> R-3.1. Each of them looks for files in /sw/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.3,
>> 3.2 and 3.1 respectively. Also, CRAN packages for different R versions are
>> installed separately.
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