For an assortment of reasons I decided I needed to change up my RStudio Server . In a previous article I alluded to some challenge of building from source on CentOS but there still were some lingering problems. So I went to a packaged releases of R and RStudio Server.
From R perspective, things were find. For RStudio Server, less so. Install was fine. However once I logged in it would just hang. Of course logging is not very helpful and very sparse with RStudio and I didn’t mess around with it very much after initial problems.
The other day I got the .95 version and decided to give it a try. I installed and had same problem. This time I noticed a reference of libodbc in /var/log/messages along with rsession’s segfault error message. I did an ldd on rsession and there was no reference. I thought where could it be coming from?
I deleted all the rstudio temporary and user files but still hit problem. Then I remembered my .Rprofile had a “library(RODBC)” entry. I took it out and IT WORKED! I added it back and IT WORKED! So I can’t really explain why it was failing but I can say it works now.
Oh, and .95 has SVN and GIT integration built in which is nice. Supports a new “project” perspective which is nice.