Set environment variable when "Build All" targets Makefile


#1

When a project has a Makefile, the Build tab's "Build All" button will call make. What environment is make called from? How can I customize that environment?

My build needs access to a private GitHub token, which I have set in my ~/.profile and have tried setting in my ~/.Renviron. When I run make from the Terminal, the token is available and the build succeeds. When I run make with the Build All button ... no token.


#2

RStudio launches make as a sub-process when building projects with a Makefile, and I believe the sub-process explicitly inherits the environment variables from the R session. Does that not appear to be true in your case?


#3

Works as expected, my mistake. I hadn't specified the .Renviron correctly, and when I checked what Sys.getenv() showed, the token was missing. Got it working by fixing my .Renviron.

Thanks!


#4

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