[Rd] Bug: Issues on Windows with SFN disabled

Paul McQuesten mcquesten at gmail.com
Fri Dec 8 18:34:46 CET 2017

Does Windows allow creating a symlink to "C:/Program Files"?
If so, R could install into the conventional Windows location, but use the
symlink for all its access, yes?

Windows 10 command = mklink

On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 11:14 AM, Zach Bjornson <zbbjornson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for fixing this!
> For what it's worth, the Windows installers for other programming
> language runtimes often install outside of Program Files, so at least
> there is 'prior art' to motivate having R install directly into the
> root of the home drive:
> This is actually a pretty big peeve of mine. "Program Files" is where
> programs are *supposed* to reside on Windows.
> >> Related (but moderately more advanced), why does R still install
> "everything"
> >> under one (versioned) directory so that uninformed users on upgrade
> "miss"
> >> all previously installed packages?
> Will this work for native (C/C++) packages? I thought they need to have
> matching ABIs with the R executable.
> Zach
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