[R] updating R - old version still runs

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Sun Apr 21 21:18:52 CEST 2002

Tony Long wrote:
> All:
>         I apologize as I think I had this problem before, and
> misplaced my notes on the solution.
>         I just tried to upgrade my version of R on a Redhat Linux
> computer.  I downloaded and ran the rpm for
> R-recommended-1.4.1-1.i386.rpm
> Problem is that when I type R from any directory the "old" version
> still seems to run.  I can only guess this has to do with where the
> new and old version are being put.  Any suggestions?  Tony

If you don't need the old one, just uninstall it.
Obviously it is installed into a directory with higher priority in your
search path than the newer version of R (or you set an alias?).
Maybe one version is installed in /usr/.... (/usr/bin/R, /usr/lib/R/...)
, the other one in /usr/local/.... (/usr/local/bin/R,

Uwe Ligges
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