Re: [Rd] Problem in vignette packaging of Sweave in utils package

From: Paul Johnson <>
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:23:49 -0500

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 12:54 PM, Yihui Xie <> wrote:
> Strange enough; I just noticed the HTML index pages of several base
> packages were gone (e.g. base, stats, tools, utils) under Ubuntu. Not
> sure if this is a problem of Debian packages or R itself.

It is not only on Debian where I see:

> vignette("Sweave")

Warning message:
vignette ‘Sweave’ not found

This afflicts RPM based installs as well. It is not a new problem, AFAICT.

Here's output from R-2.15.0 on a Centos Linux cluster node.:

> vignette("Sweave")

Warning message:
vignette 'Sweave' not found

> sessionInfo()

R version 2.15.0 (2012-03-30)
Platform: x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu (64-bit)


 [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.iso885915       LC_NUMERIC=C
 [3] LC_TIME=en_US.iso885915        LC_COLLATE=en_US.iso885915
 [5] LC_MONETARY=en_US.iso885915    LC_MESSAGES=en_US.iso885915
 [7] LC_PAPER=C                     LC_NAME=C
 [9] LC_ADDRESS=C                   LC_TELEPHONE=C

attached base packages:
[1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base

loaded via a namespace (and not attached): [1] tools_2.15.0

> --
> Yihui Xie <>
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> Department of Statistics, Iowa State University
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Paul E. Johnson
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1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504     Center for Research Methods
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