[Rd] R-1.2.3: a small suggestion (PR#961)

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
01 Jun 2001 00:13:53 +0200

rossini@blindglobe.net (A.J. Rossini) writes:

> >>>>> "r" == ripley  <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:
>     r> There is a serious problem with that. All the user-installed
>     r> packages in /usr/local/lib/R-1.2.3/library disappear from view
>     r> on upgrade.  They would need to be migrated.
> One thought would be to emulate XEmacs in this regard -- lisp packages
> are in equivalent of /usr/local/lib/R, while version-specific code is
> in the equivalent of /usr/local/lib/R-version.

But R packages are not always binary compatible between releases. You
can't win. I think most of the development team just use the "run from
builddir" option.

Could we perhaps add a configure switch to install in R-$VERSION ?

--versioned-install or something like that. Kurt?

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