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With this release comes a minor change in behavior: for requests that have been configured with RFileEval, RFileHandler, or using the r-script handler, rApache will set the working directory to the file’s directory.

For instance with a Rook deployment like this:


SetHandler r-handler
RFileEval "/home/hornerj/Hmisc/config.R:Rook::Server\$call(app)"



It makes sense to change the working directory to /home/hornerj/Hmisc. That way, the examples in the Rook package can work without change.

Also, for:


SetHandler r-script
RHandler brew::brew



and a request of /home/hornerj/rapache/test/brew/simple.html, it makes sense to set the working directory to:

/home/hornerj/rapache/test/brew

Or if the request was /home/hornerj/rapache/test/brew/subdir/foo.html, it makes sense to set it to:

/home/hornerj/rapache/test/brew/subdir

Yay for minor releases!