Re: [Rd] R CMD build when the package name is different from the directory name

From: Arne Henningsen <ahenningsen_at_agric-econ.uni-kiel.de>
Date: Thu 28 Sep 2006 - 14:12:22 GMT

Dear Gabor,

Thank you for your message.

On Thursday 28 September 2006 15:30, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> Another possibility is to store your code in svn or other version
> control system.

Unfortunately, I can't see why this should make a difference for "R CMD build". Do I miss something?
The entire package is in an SVN repository. I have working copies of "trunk" and of "branches". Therefore, the working copy of, say, branch "0.8" is "branches/0.8/" (see below).

>
> On 9/28/06, Arne Henningsen <ahenningsen@agric-econ.uni-kiel.de> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I was really happy when I saw that in R version 2.3.0 "R CMD check" works
> > for packages whose package name is different from the directory name in
> > which it is located (see http://cran.r-project.org/src/base/NEWS).
> > Now, I can have branches of my packages in directories like
> > "[...]/branches/<version number>/", while I had to use
> > "[...]/branches/<version number>/<package name>" before.
> > "R CMD check <version number>" runs as expected but when I build the
> > package with "R CMD build <version number>", the file name of the source
> > package is "<version number>_<version number>-<patch level>.tar.gz" (and
> > not "<package name>_<version number>-<patch level>.tar.gz"). Furthermore
> > the base directory inside the .tar.gz archive is "<version number>" (and
> > not "<package name>").
> >
> > Is there a possibility to tell "R CMD build" to use the correct package
> > name ("R CMD check" uses the correct package name.) Can you change the
> > (default) behaviour of "R CMD build" in future releases?
> >
> > Do I have to change the file name and/or the name of the base directory
> > before uploading the package to CRAN?
> >
> > I use R version 2.3.1 (2006-06-01) on i686-pc-linux-gnu.
> > The same happens with R version 2.4.0 RC.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Arne
> >

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