Package Details: rstudio-server-bin 2021.09.1_372-1

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Package Base: rstudio-server-bin
Description: A integrated development environment (IDE) for R (binary version from RStudio official website)
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Keywords: ide r rstudio server
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: rstudio-server, rstudio-server-git
Provides: rstudio-server=2021.09.1_372
Submitter: familia
Maintainer: bluerider
Last Packager: bluerider
Votes: 14
Popularity: 0.114636
First Submitted: 2015-07-30 13:06
Last Updated: 2021-12-04 16:25

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asparkov commented on 2021-10-19 17:09

as pointed by @arslonga postgresql-libs should be added as dependency, on a fresh arch install rstudio-server fails to start because is missing.

mehrad commented on 2021-10-08 14:19

@bluerider yes it worked!!

sudo useradd --system rstudio-server

and now everything is clean. I checked with:

sudo rstudio-server verify-installation
systemctl start rstudio-server.service

Would you please patch the PKGBUILD to also check for existence of such user using id -u "rstudio-server" and if not creating it.

bluerider commented on 2021-10-08 13:39

@mehrad Can you add a rstudio-server user to your Linux machine?

mehrad commented on 2021-10-08 13:10

@petya No I'm still struggling with it. In the meanwhile I am using a singularity container until @bluerider or someone from the community can help us with this situation.

Petya commented on 2021-10-07 17:29

@mehrad Did you ever figure out what caused your issue with [description: User not found., user-value: ]? I have the same issue.

mehrad commented on 2021-09-22 11:39

I get the following error and don't know how to solve it. Any help is much appreciated:

rstudio-server verify-installation

22 Sep 2021 11:32:20 [rserver] ERROR Could not change permissions for specified 'server-data-dir' - the directory (/var/run/rstudio-server) must be writeable by all users and have the sticky bit set; LOGGED FROM: int main(int, char* const*) src/cpp/server/ServerMain.cpp:661

22 Sep 2021 11:32:20 [rserver] ERROR system error 1 (Operation not permitted) [path: /var/run/rstudio-server]; OCCURRED AT rstudio::core::Error rstudio::core::{anonymous}::changeFileModeImpl(const string&, mode_t) src/cpp/shared_core/FilePath.cpp:311; LOGGED FROM: int main(int, char* const*) src/cpp/server/ServerMain.cpp:662

I have tried the following and it didn't help:

cd /var/run
sudo chmod -R 775 rstudio-server
sudo chown -R rstudio:rstudio rstudio-server
sudo chmod +t rstudio-server

Update: After reading some forums I ended with running the verify-installation with sudo (which I'm not comfortable with):

sudo rstudio-server verify-installation

22 Sep 2021 11:59:10 [rserver] WARNING Running as root user is not recommended!; LOGGED FROM: virtual rstudio::core::ProgramStatus rstudio::server::Options::read(int, char* const*, std::ostream&) src/cpp/server/ServerOptions.cpp:275

22 Sep 2021 11:59:10 [rserver] ERROR system error 2 (No such file or directory) [description: User not found., user-value: ]; OCCURRED AT rstudio::core::Error rstudio::core::system::User::Impl::populateUser(rstudio::core::system::User::Impl::GetPasswdFunc<T>&, T) [with T = const char* rstudio::core::system::User::Impl::GetPasswdFunc<T> = std::function<int(const char*, passwd*, char*, long unsigned int, passwd**)>] src/cpp/shared_core/system/User.cpp:68; LOGGED FROM: int main(int, char* const*) src/cpp/server/ServerMain.cpp:625

Based on [description: User not found., user-value: ] it seems that some config file issue (which I don't have any for Rstudio server but I have Rstudio desktop installed (rstudio-desktop-bin AUR). I have checked that a user named rstudio do exist in the /etc/passwd.

bluerider commented on 2021-08-30 14:13

@ggranga Just updated to the most recent version. Sorry for the delay.

ggranga commented on 2021-08-27 18:44

This package is out of date since 3 months, please update or disown.

maximtrp commented on 2021-07-06 13:38

PKGBUILD file for version 1.4.1717.

# Previous Maintainer: Peter Reschenhofer < peterreschenhofer at gmail dot com >
# Current Maintainer : Mark Lee <>
# Contributor: Familia < carlosfamilia at gmail dot com >
pkgdesc="A integrated development environment (IDE) for R (binary version from RStudio official website)"
depends=('r>=3.0.1' 'glibc>=2.7' 'libedit' 'psmisc' 'openssl-1.0')
conflicts=('rstudio-server' 'rstudio-server-git')

package() {
    msg "Converting debian package..."

    cd "${srcdir}"
    #tar zxpf data.tar.xz -C "${pkgdir}"
    tar xf data.tar.xz -C "${pkgdir}"
    chmod 755 $(find ${pkgdir}/usr -type d)

    install -m755 -d "${pkgdir}/usr/bin"
    install -m755 -d "${pkgdir}/etc/rstudio"
    install -m644 -D "rstudio-server.service" "${pkgdir}/etc/systemd/system/rstudio-server.service"
    mkdir -p "${pkgdir}/etc/pam.d"
    install -m644 -D "rstudio" "${pkgdir}/etc/pam.d/"

arslonga commented on 2021-05-06 09:02 should be added as dependency, on a fresh arch install rstudio-server fails to start because is missing.