[Rd] ./configure warning (PR#14104)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Dec 3 13:00:51 CET 2009

It's odd to have a architecture-specific directory (bin) under a 
no-architecture one (/usr/share).

But why have you filed a question as a bug report?  See the section 
BUGS in the FAQ.

Simply, configure looks along your path for executables, so set the 
path suitably when running configure: it captures the full paths of 
the selected exectuables.  E.g. I have


because I had /usr/texbin in my path when I configured R.

On Wed, 2 Dec 2009, thoralf.dassler at gmail.com wrote:

> Full_Name:
> Version: devel_2009-12-01
> OS: Linux
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> Can ./configure be made/told to look in
> /usr/share/texmf/bin
> instead of
> /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin
> for pdftex and pdflatex?
> This saves me from creating symlinks, which, once there, create issues with
> other programmes I am trying to compile.
> Thanks
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