The Linux .deb package contains the
rstudio binary in a non-standard location, namely
/usr/lib/rstudio/rstudio. This is problematic for packaging RStudio, because package maintainers need to copy (or symlink) the binary to a standard location like
Arch Linux is currently hitting this issue. RStudio is available in the AUR, and the package maintainer basically takes the .deb package without any further modifications. This means that users cannot start RStudio: there is no desktop launcher (so RStudio is not added to the start menu – although this might have changed recently, I need to double-check), and the
rstudio binary is not in the standard location, so starting from a terminal doesn't work either. The comments section is basically filled with this issue.
Is there a particular reason why the binary is located in
/usr/lib/rstudio/rstudio as opposed to