Re: Debian Testing: ~/.Renviron seems to not being read (R_LIBS not set)
Marius Hofert <marius.hofert <at> uwaterloo.ca>
2015-04-02 01:17:27 GMT
On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 2:05 AM, Johannes Ranke <jranke <at> uni-bremen.de> wrote:
> Dear Marius,
> thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. I am not very happy that you provide
> instructions to install R 3.1.3 from sources when binaries are already
> provided on CRAN.
... no one in his/her clear mind would go that way unless necessary. I
have given reasons for when and why it is necessary.
> The installation instructions you share bring more work and
> a more non-standard setup, unless you want two different copies of R. But your
> instructions do not cover that case!
... because it is trivial from the procedure I described. Replace the
version number by 'devel' or 'rc' (for patched) and the rest remains
pretty much the same (obviously adapting the download link).
> From my point of view it could be interesting if it were modified for keeping
> an up to date copy of R-devel in addition to the released version,
yes, that's a use case. Or if you need >= 2 R versions to check back
with older versions or if a user with a different R version reports a
bug and you can not reproduce it with the version you have etc...
> but in the
> way you are giving it here I think it may lead people to be distracted from