[R-SIG-Mac] Feature request: install R in ~/Library/Frameworks

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Wed Feb 15 18:37:16 CET 2017

It's just a question of the dyld paths - you certainly don't need to re-compile. See the CRAN build scripts that show you how you can change them to any location. You can even make it moveable as long as you have a well-defined entry point (e.g. R.app) - but that is generally impossible (since you have R executable, R.app, RStudio ...).

However, if you want to create anything that is CRAN-compatible, it has to be in /Library since some packages do hard-code paths (not really related to R itself).


> On Feb 7, 2017, at 12:00 PM, Gábor Csárdi <csardi.gabor at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 4:17 PM, Gábor Csárdi <csardi.gabor at gmail.com> wrote:
> [...]
>> Anyway, different volumes seem like a very good solution to me, because I
>> can use the stock CRAN installers. I'll try it in a second.
> Actually, this will not work, because all R installations will just refer
> to /Library anyway. Never mind then, I'll need to recompile, there is no
> other way.
> Gabor
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