Re: [Rd] install/build/build --binary

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_myway.com>
Date: Sun 07 Nov 2004 - 06:22:33 EST

Liaw, Andy <andy_liaw <at> merck.com> writes:

:
: > From: Gabor Grothendieck
: >
: > I have question regarding package installation.
: >
: > What is the difference between check, INSTALL, build and
: > build --binary, which imply which and what order does one
: > normally perform them? I have been trying:
: >
: > R CMD build /mypackage
: > R CMD check /mypackage
: > R CMD build --binary /mypackage
: >
: > in that order but wanted to check that this is right.
:
: Here's my understanding:
:
: R CMD build and R CMD check are nearly orthogonal. R CMD build simply
: create the .tar.gz using the version info in the DESCRIPTION file. The only
: part that's not orthogonal between the two (at least on Windows) is that R
: CMD build --binary first install the package in a temporary directory and
: then zip it up.
:
: I would do:
:
: 1. R CMD INSTALL -l testdir mypkg, and start R, load the package and try it
: out a bit.

Thanks. This was quite useful. I used the above line with the --no-lazy switch and this allowed me to install it without crashing. I still have not figured out why it crashes otherwise but now that I can run it I am on my way.

:
: 2. R CMD check mypkg. Make corrections as needed.
:
: 3. R CMD build mypkg (or add the --binary flag) for distribution.
:
: I believe R-exts has some explanations.



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