In my Linux Mint 17 terminal, I start
argument "destdir" is missing, with no default
On my system at least, uninstalling the
rbase package resolved this problem (presumably because the system then 'fell back' to some default version):
apt remove r-base
Now I get the following:
bash > R > install.packages('foo') Installing package into ‘/home/rob/R/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/3.1’ (as ‘lib’ is unspecified) --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
And the installation proceeds as expected.