I recently discovered Dirk Eddelbuettel's r2u system for installing compiled R packages into my Ubuntu 22.04 LT desktop. But something is not set up correctly. Evidently the system is now installing the compiled R packages into /usr/lib/R/site-library rather than into my personal R library. Since update.packages() looks first in my personal R library, it finds an old version and doesn't look further to see if there is a newer version in the site library. As a result, the package is never effectively updated.
apt tells me that the updated package is already loaded.
sudo apt install r-cran-bayesplot
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
r-cran-bayesplot is already the newest version (1.10.0-1.ca2204.1).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded
The updated package is in the /usr/lib/R/site-library:
ls -dl /usr/lib/R/site-library/bayesplot
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Nov 18 08:30 /usr/lib/R/site-library/bayesplot (the new version)
but not in my local library, which still has the older version:
ls -dl /home/larry/R/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/4.2/bayesplot
drwxrwxr-x 7 larry larry 4096 May 4 2022 /home/larry/R/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/4.2/bayesplot
Running R 4.2.2 and RStudio RStudio 2022.07.2+576 "Spotted Wakerobin" Release in a VirtualBox client desktop running Ubuntu 22.04 LT.
Thanks in advance to anyone tell me what I have to do to get r2u to install the compiled packages into my local personal library rather than the R site library?