Re: [Rd] \link{} to help pages in Debian

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Mon 29 Nov 2004 - 20:20:10 EST

>>>>> "Iago" == Iago Mosqueira <imosqueira@suk.azti.es>
>>>>> on Mon, 29 Nov 2004 08:41:03 +0000 writes:

    Iago> Hello,
    Iago> In my Debian 3.0 systems, packages are installed in two different
    Iago> places, namely /usr/lib/R/library and /usr/local/lib/R/site-library,
    Iago> depending on whether they come from debian packages or CRAN ones. Help
    Iago> pages for my own packages, installed in the second location, cannot find
    Iago> help pages from, for example, the base package via \link{}. I also tried
    Iago> specifying the package with \link[pkg]{page}.

    Iago> Is the only solution to force the system to use a single library folder?

not at all!
We have been working with several libraries "forever",
and I think I have n't seen your problem ever.

For instance, I never install extra packages into the "standard" library (the one where "base" is in); have all CRAN packages in one library, bioconductor in another library, etc,etc.

    Iago> Can I force the help system to look in both places?

Actually you forgot to specify which interface to the help system you are using. But I assume you mean the help.start() {webbrowser-"HTML"} one (which I very rarely use, since ESS and "C-c C-v" is faster; to follow links in ESS help buffers, after selection, often "h" <Return>" is sufficient -- ah reminds me of an ESS improvement I've wanted to implement...)

For me, help.start() works fine including links between pages from packages in different libraries.

Martin



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