[R] synthax for R CMD INSTALL

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Jul 5 09:12:21 CEST 2008

I do not know what 'the R Utils docs' are, but --configure-args is plural!

You are not using the correct shell syntax: you need to use quotes when 
arguments contain spaces.  E.g.

--configure-args='--args=val1 --arg2=val2'

(and note that quotes are used in error info you quote).

That said, the error you got suggests that the value of 
--with-proj-include is incorrect.

I think you would be better off asking questions about installing on Mac 
OS X on r-sig-mac.

On Fri, 4 Jul 2008, Naiara Pinto wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am trying to install rgdal from source on a Mac OS 10.4.11. I installed
> GDAL and PROJ as frameworks so the installation does not work unless I
> explicitly state where the GDAL and PROJ libraries are. I tried:
> R CMD INSTALL rgdal_0.5-25
> --configure-args=--with-proj-include=/Library/Frameworks/PROJ.framework/unix/include
> --with-proj-lib=/Library/Frameworks/PROJ.framework/unix/lib
> but I still get error messages saying it was not able to find the PROJ
> "include" file:
> If the PROJ.4 library is installed in a non-standard location,
> use --configure-args='--with-proj-include=/opt/local/include'
> for example, replacing /opt/local/* with appropriate values
> for your installation. If PROJ.4 is not installed, install it.
> ERROR: configuration failed for package 'rgdal'
> If I understood the R Utils docs correctly, --configure-args will accept one
> argument only (so the first statement is always dropped). What should I do
> if I need to specify the paths to several files?
> Thank you,
> Naiara.
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