Re: [Rd] inst/ and hidden files/directories, especially inst/.svn/?

From: Henrik Bengtsson <hb_at_biostat.ucsf.edu>
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 11:26:09 -0700

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 9:50 AM, Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de> wrote:
> Yes, ".svn" is special cased.

Good.

Note that it does not seem to be the case for the *.zip archive, only for the *.tar.gz archive, as I showed.

/H

>
> Uwe Ligges
>
>
> On 02.11.2010 23:53, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
>>
>> In Section 'Package subdirectories' of 'Writing R Extensions',  it
>> says about the inst/ directory that:
>>
>> "The contents of the inst subdirectory will be copied recursively to
>> the installation directory (except perhaps hidden files with names
>> starting with ‘.’)."
>>
>> Indeed, on Windows with R v2.12.0 patched (2010-11-01 r53513) and R
>> v2.13.0 devel (2010-11-01 r53513), if you have:
>>
>> foo/inst/bar/.bar/foo.txt
>>
>> that subdirectory .bar/ will be included in the *.tar.gz and *.zip
>> builds.  However, .svn/ is as in:
>>
>> foo/inst/bar/.svn/foo.txt
>>
>> is only included in the *.zip file, not the *.tar.gz file.
>>
>> Is this expected?  The "perhaps" in the documentation indicates that.
>>
>> /Henrik
>>
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