Package Details: rstudio-desktop-bin 0.99.903-1

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Package Base: rstudio-desktop-bin
Description: A new integrated development environment (IDE) for R (binary version from RStudio official website)
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Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: rstudio-desktop, rstudio-desktop-git, rstudio-desktop-preview-bin
Provides: rstudio-desktop=0.99.903
Submitter: Meow
Maintainer: Meow
Last Packager: Meow
Votes: 193
Popularity: 4.752411
First Submitted: 2011-06-16 16:26
Last Updated: 2016-08-02 12:31

Latest Comments

smrz commented on 2016-10-14 23:59

Re my previous comment: the problem was that (somehow) the locales were not set. Running locale-gen fixed the problem. Oddly, rstudio failed with no error message whatsover. Had to run the binary with strace to see the problem.

smrz commented on 2016-10-14 19:25

rstudio (0.99.903-1-x86_64) is not launching on a newly installed arch system (linux 4.7.6-1). The package builds and installs with no errors. But when I launch it, nothing happens. No error message, no sign of a segfault. I set the user.pax.flags per tscs37's comment, but it made no difference.

I tried building/installing an older version (0.99.903-1-x86_64) that I have running on another system, but got the same results.

Any thoughts on this? I've never had a problem with this package before and I don't know what to try next.


tscs37 commented on 2016-10-05 08:28

When GrSec Kernel patches are installed, the binary crashes with a segfault.

Setting the "emr" flags via setfattr of the user.pax.flags flag will fix this.

greenisagoodcolo commented on 2016-09-29 17:39


I'm running plasma and not seeing a system menu bar above the rstudio program. This means I cannot minimize or move the window. V. inconvient...Can any suggest a reason why? Kwin stuff? compositor? That's starting to get above my paygrade and I am struggling.


xduugu commented on 2016-08-02 13:41

The .install file is not required anymore (pacman hooks) and pandoc and pandoc-citeproc seem to be optional dependencies, at least I use rstudio several month now without them.

For that have Qt configured to use the style from Gtk:
You have to use the old value for this package, because it still uses Qt 5.4 and the value changed from "GTK+" to "gtk2" in Qt 5.7. I added the following line to /usr/bin/rstudio-bin to fix the style in rstudio:

[[ $QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE == "gtk2" ]] && export QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE=GTK+

xgdgsc commented on 2016-05-29 08:46

Please add some co maintainers if you don' t have enough time.

hopimet commented on 2016-05-28 16:08


Thank you. I'm happy that it works on x64 system. It works fine also on my x32 system.
Maybe these modifications could be adopted by the maintainer?

davvelsan commented on 2016-05-28 09:38


Your PKGBUILD installs fine on my x64 system.

Thank you for writing it!

hopimet commented on 2016-05-27 18:26


I am not familiar with PKGBUILD, I never done that. But I tried. Here is a proposal that should work for x32. I think this can be easily adpated for x64.

I have added:
- clang dependency
- line 60 (mkdir -p "$pkgdir/usr/lib/rstudio/bin/rsclang")
- comment for line 63 (#patchelf --set-rpath '$ORIGIN/..' [I think there is no need to patch if clang is installed. It works fine for x32 version)

That's all!

Thanks in advance for your comments and your help. Maybe Meow will have other ideas.

davvelsan commented on 2016-05-27 13:51


I only modified the version number and related md5 hashes in the PKGBUILD, since the x64 version installs fine and I can only test that.

You seem to be familiar with the x32 issues. Maybe you could write a modified PKGBUILD with those changes, and test that it works? I'm guessing clang could be added as a dependency, too. I'm willing to check that your build changes do not interfere with the x64 install, if necessary.

Other than that, I guess it's up to the maintainer to update the package.

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