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[bug#38576] [PATCH] gnu: r-irkernel: Fix R kernel loading

From: Roel Janssen
Subject: [bug#38576] [PATCH] gnu: r-irkernel: Fix R kernel loading
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 22:02:13 +0100
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On Thu, 2020-01-02 at 12:43 +0100, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Hi,
> Lars-Dominik Braun <address@hidden> skribis:
> > > An argument in favor of the status quo would be that it allows users to
> > > choose between ‘r’ and ‘r-minimal’.  Is that a compelling argument?
> > reading the documentation I thought this was possible using
> > --with-input=r-minimal=r ?
> Yes, good point.
> > > However, if we go that route, we should arrange to not propagate
> > > ‘r-minimal’ (it’s intrusive) and instead have ‘kernel.json’ do the right
> > > thing.
> > I’m not following, sorry. What do you suggest kernel.json should do?
> I was suggesting hard-coding the file name of the ‘R’ executable in
> ‘kernel.json’, but I see you already did that in your initial patch.
> Sorry for the confusion.
> On second thought, I think propagating R is acceptable in this case
> because a Jupyter kernel is a thin wrapper around a programming language
> implementation.
> Unless there are objections, I’ll apply your initial patch.

I'm too late, but doesn't this break the kernel for people who have the "full" R
in their profile, and therefore expect the "full" R to be available in a Jupyter

Kind regards,
Roel Janssen

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