TileDB Embedded needs to be present, and can be installed first (from a package or from source) for the TileDB R package to build and link correctly. Alternatively, if no system installation is found, a precompiled shared library is used during the installation of this R package.
The TileDB R package has been published on CRAN and be installed directly via
> if (!requireNamespace("remotes",quietly=TRUE)) install.packages("remotes") > remotes::install_github("TileDB-Inc/TileDB-R") ...> library(tiledb) 0.21.1 with TileDB Embedded 2.17.1 on Ubuntu 22.04. TileDB R ://tiledb.com for more information about TileDB. See https> help(package=tiledb)
If the TileDB library is installed in a custom location, you need to pass the explicit path:
> remotes::install_github("TileDB-Inc/TileDB-R", args="--configure-args='--with-tiledb=/path/to/tiledb'")
Note that the TileDB R package is always developed and tested against the latest stable version of TileDB, but should also build against the newest development version.