Re: [Rd] Building Packages on Windows using .Rbuildignore

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Thu 18 Nov 2004 - 08:19:07 EST

On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 20:44:48 +0000 (UTC), Gabor Grothendieck <> wrote :

>If one does not use .Rbuildignore then with a pure R package
>one can run off the original source files, in this case
>in /wherever/mypkg, like this:
>...without .Rbuildignore ...
>R CMD install /wherever/mypkg
>R CMD check /wherever/mypkg
>R CMD build /wherever/mypkg
>R CMD build /wherever/mypkg --binary
>but if one DOES use .Rbuildignore then one must first build the
>package to remove the .Rbuildignore cited files and then run off
>the built files which were created by unpacking the tar.gz file.

... or what happens? I still don't know exactly what you are claiming goes wrong.

It might be that the behaviour should be changed, or maybe there's an existing workaround, but I'd like to see a clear statement of the problem first.

Duncan Murdoch mailing list Received on Thu Nov 18 09:00:42 2004

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