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

From: Iago Mosqueira <>
Date: Wed 01 Dec 2004 - 19:27:25 EST

On Tue, 2004-11-30 at 17:56, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> Yes, and it is true as they are all linked to the same tree when
> help.start is run. You do need the alternative trees to be in your
> .libPath() at that time.

My question is then what to do about it from the package maintainer point of view. I want to ensure that links in help pages work regardless of library location.

For example, my Debian system shows

> .libPaths()

[1] "/usr/local/lib/R/site-library" "/usr/lib/R/site-library" [3] "/usr/lib/R/library"

So when running R CMD INSTALL I am placing packages by default in .libPaths()[1], but debian packages get installed in .libPaths()[3]. I assume this is a Debian package maintainer decision.

Should I use this information in any way for packae installation? Or should R install routine take care of it? The information in R administration manual was not clear enough for me, I am afraid.

> Only by default, just as by default they are under Linux, so
> you don't know what happens under either. Is Windows relevant here
> picture is a lot more complicated there)?

The point of windows was the same package works fine in Windows, in a default installation with one library.

Many thanks,

iago Mosqueira mailing list Received on Wed Dec 01 18:30:59 2004

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