[Rd] Small bug in install.packages?

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Tue Jun 28 21:22:50 CEST 2011

On Jun 28, 2011, at 3:03 PM, Hadley Wickham wrote:

> When capturing the path to the current R binary, install.packages does:
>  cmd0 <- paste(file.path(R.home("bin"), "R"), "CMD INSTALL")
> shouldn't that be
>  cmd0 <- shQuote(paste(file.path(R.home("bin"), "R"), "CMD INSTALL"))
> to allow paths with spaces in them (which would be very common on windows)?

Isn't R.home() 8.3 path anyway?

BTW: I think you probably meant more something like paste(shQuote(file.path(R.home("bin"), "R")), "CMD INSTALL") since the above won't work ..


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