[Rd] R Package Installation Ignores libPaths Setting

Dario Strbenac dstr7320 at uni.sydney.edu.au
Sat Feb 20 10:00:09 CET 2016

Good day,

I believe from the documentation that folders in R_LIBS should appear in the output of .libPaths, but they do not. The documentation contains "The library search path is initialized at startup from the environment variable R_LIBS ..."


$ export R_LIBS=/users/stgrad/dario/tmp/
$ Rscript -e ".libPaths()"
[1] "/dskh/nobackup/biostat/Bioconductor" "/usr/local/lib/R/site-library"      
[3] "/usr/lib/R/site-library"             "/usr/lib/R/library"

Is there some other crucial information which I have missed ?

Dario Strbenac
PhD Student
University of Sydney
Camperdown NSW 2050

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