[ESS] how to override site install of ESS?

Erik Iverson eriki at ccbr.umn.edu
Mon Feb 14 17:40:29 CET 2011


My interpretation of the installation procedure at the URL you
cite is to *replace* the 'require' line by the 'load' line, not
include both.

So try starting emacs with simply the 'load' function line you
have below, and see if that helps.


Scott Otterson wrote:
> Installing the latest and greatest ESS is no problem when there's no
> existing ESS site installation.  For example, on my Windows machine, with
> emacs, I can install the latest by following the instructions
> here:
>   http://ess.r-project.org/Manual/readme.html#Installation
> Namely, I just add to my .emacs file:
>   (require 'ess-site)
>   (load "~/lib/emacs/ess-5.13/lisp/ess-site.el")
> This works without me editing the 5.13 ess-site.el but I edit it anyway.
> However, this procedure doesn't work on my Ubuntu machine at work, which has
> ESS 5.7.1 loaded by sysadmin control -- at startup, emacs always loads the
> 5.7.1 version of ess-site stored in /etc/emacs/site-start.d.  This appears
> to mean that my .emacs file settings have no effect, and that 5.7.1 is
> always run instead of, say 5.13.
> Since I can't change anything in /etc I need a .emacs file trick for
> overriding an already-installed ESS 5.7.1.  This is on emacs 23.1.1.
> Any advice?
> Scott
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