[Rd] testing presence of pdflatex in R CMD check

From: Petr Savicky <savicky_at_cs.cas.cz>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 22:26:11 +0100


The nodes of our cluster do not have pdflatex installed. When running R CMD check there on a package with no errors in documentation, then R-2.13.0-alpha and R-2.12.2 report a possible error in Rd files, while R-2.11.1 did not. The platform is 64 bit CentOS.

The output of

  R CMD check tree_1.0-28.tar.gz

under the above three versions of R contains the following.

R-2.11.1

stderr

  sh: pdflatex: command not found
  sh: latex: command not found

stdout

R-2.12.2

stderr

  sh: pdflatex: command not found
  Error in texi2dvi("Rd2.tex", pdf = (out_ext == "pdf"), quiet = FALSE, :     unable to run 'pdflatex' on 'Rd2.tex'   Error in running tools::texi2dvi

stdout

2.13.0-alpha

stderr

  Error in texi2dvi("Rd2.tex", pdf = (out_ext == "pdf"), quiet = FALSE, :     pdflatex is not available
  Error in running tools::texi2dvi

stdout

Is it intentional not to test the presence of pdflatex during R CMD check?

Petr Savicky.



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