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

From: Witold Eryk Wolski <>
Date: Sun 07 Nov 2004 - 04:04:51 EST


You do not need R CMD build before you carry out an R CMD check.


R CMD --force is a important switch.

Gabor Grothendieck wrote:

>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:

CMD build /mypackage
CMD check /mypackage
>R CMD build --binary /mypackage

>in that order but wanted to check that this is right.
>Also, what portion of the check process can be run right from R rather
>than from a script and assuming my package is in /mypackage and its
>subdirectories what R command(s) from tools do I issue? It occurs to
>me that if I do it from R rather than from scripts I could turn on
>debugging on the relevant tools command and more easily find out
>what they are checking when things go bad to help me track down
>my problems.
>I am using Windows XP and R 2.0.1beta .
> mailing list

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