[R] Sharing an R installation via NFS on ubuntu cluster
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Wed Nov 8 17:37:20 CET 2017
On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 6:14 AM, Florian Oswald <florian.oswald at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi all,
> i want to share an R installation from a master node to several compute
> nodes via NFS. all nodes run ubuntu 16.04. I tried building R from source
> but hit a wall several times because of missing dependencies.
apt-get build-dep r-base
should take care of that.
So I am
> looking for something that uses the usual apt-get install proceedure, but
> would place the installation in the non-standard location. For context,
> right now I would have to share all of
> *root at master*:*~* whereis R
> R: /usr/bin/R /usr/lib/R /etc/R /usr/local/lib/R /usr/share/R
> and I would like to install R into a new folder on the master node, say,
> NFS_share, and share just that.
> I found that `dpkg` has an option `--root=directory` to specify a non
> standard install location for a debian package installation. but i'm not
> even sure how this would work on ubuntu (can i install a debian packge on
> thanks for any help!
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