[Rd] Ignore Sites Option For libPaths

Gabriel Becker g@bembecker @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Dec 21 01:26:03 CET 2020

Hi all,

I had intended to do this sooner, but I have filed a wishlist entry, with
patch, for supporting this on bugzilla.


On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 10:48 AM Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd using debian.org> wrote:

> On 9 December 2020 at 09:49, Martin Maechler wrote:
> | Also, R allows the user to remove their own home directory, it
> | should also allow to get a .libPaths() which contains nothing compulsory
> | but R's own .Library {as only that can contain 'base' !}
> That would be a very nice-to-have feature! But right now, .libPaths() does
> now allow this per my reading of the help page:
>      ‘.libPaths’ is used for getting or setting the library trees that
>      R knows about (and hence uses when looking for packages).  If
>      called with argument ‘new’, the library search path is set to the
>      existing directories in ‘unique(c(new, .Library.site, .Library))’
>      and this is returned.  If given no argument, a character vector
>      with the currently active library trees is returned.
> Hence I was trying to help OP approximate the behaviour via the
> command-line
> but count me in as in terms of supporting this in R itself if you want to
> make such a change.
> Dirk
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