RE: [Rd] NEWS, WISHLIST, THANKS

From: Liaw, Andy <andy_liaw_at_merck.com>
Date: Thu 09 Jun 2005 - 20:23:46 GMT


R CMD build ignores files that it thinks does not belong to the source package (basically files that it does not know about). I believe that's the point made in R-exts.

Andy

> From: Gabor Grothendieck
>
> On 6/9/05, Achim Zeileis <Achim.Zeileis@wu-wien.ac.at> wrote:
> > On Thu, 9 Jun 2005 15:41:32 -0400 Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> >
> > > I have NEWS, WISHLIST and THANKS files in the 'dyn' package
> > > in the same directory as the DESCRIPTION file but I
> noticed that they
> > > did not survive the move to CRAN, at least on Windows.
> >
> > Moving to CRAN per se has nothing to do with this. If the files have
> > been in the source package you submitted (they have been,
> including a
> > safety copy DESCRIPTION~ which you might want to eliminate in future
> > versions), they are also in the source package on CRAN.
> > The point is that they are not installed and hence not included in
> > binary packages.
> >
> > > How do I incorporate them so that they are not omitted?
> >
> > Put them into the inst/ subdirectory, then they will also
> be installed.
> > Z
> >
>
> Thanks, all. I think the manual could be more specific on this point.
> I reread it based on Duncan's comment but did not see the advice
> given in this thread there. What it does say is that README, NEWS
> and ChangeLog "will be ignored by R" but is that supposed to mean
> that it deletes them or just does not process them as part of the
> automated documentation or what? I guess it means that it
> does not propogate them into the installed version but if that's the
> case it should say so and tell you what to do to get them to
> appear.
>
> Just to confirm I assume that if I place these files and
> also the README
> which I forgot to mention) in inst they automatically get
> copied to the main
> directory at installation (where my DESCRIPTION file is) --
> or is there
> something that I have to do to have this happen?
>
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