RE: [Rd] inst/CITATION produced error during Rcmd check <package>

From: Pfaff, Bernhard <Bernhard.Pfaff_at_drkw.com>
Date: Fri 12 Nov 2004 - 19:42:12 EST


>
> That you are getting FIND not `find' suggests that you have
> not followed
> the instructions in README.packages correctly. Please ensure you have
> followed
>

Dear Prof. Ripley and Gabor,

a big thanks to both of you for your quick and concise response. Yes, I did have read README.packages as well as src/gnuwin32/INSTALL, but obviously not carefully enough; hence it is ill-tempted to set the correct order in the environment variable section for a *user* only, as I did erroneously, but rather in the *system variable* section (start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> System -> Environment Variables...). Incidentally, this error slipped my notice since 2001. It seems that I came around with this before using an 'inst' subdirectory for the first time.

Having said this, would it be possible and sensible to alter src/gnuwin32/INSTALL and src/gnuwin332/README.packages in the following way:

Citation (emphasized words enclosed by ***):

BEWARE: `Native' ports of make are _not_ suitable (including that at the mingw site). There were also problems with several earlier versions of the cygwin tools and dll. To avoid frustration, please use our tool set, and make sure it is at the front of ***your path*** (including before the Windows system directories).

Proposal:
Change ***your path*** and at the other places of its occurence in the two documents into ***your system variables path***.

Reason:
***your path*** could be misinterpreted as the ***user path*** that might contain Windows system directories, too. Hence, it should be made clearer that is the path in *system variables* that matters.

What is your opinion on this issue, Prof. Ripley? Would it make sense in your eyes, too? If so, I stand up to volunteer by applying these changes and send you the two files off-line.

Best Regards,
Bernhard   



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