Re: [Rd] pure R code package for Windows

From: Uwe Ligges <>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 14:48:31 +0200

Petr Savicky wrote:

>> You can also use the Windows binary build and check service at 
>> after reading its disclaimer...

> Thank you very much. This worked including generating .chm file. The resulting
> package is installable under R GUI on Windows XP, which is sufficient for me.
> Let me point out that I did not succeed to install any package
> (including the standard ones like rpart) on Windows using R CMD INSTALL <package>,
> although I have Rtools and perl installed, running and in the path.
> The error message for windows binary package rpart from CRAN is:
> Error in Rdinfo(RdFiles[i]) : missing/empty \name field in 'E:/R/rpart/man/rpart.Rd.gz
> Rd files must have a non-empty \name.

R CMD INSTALL is intended to install source packages, not binary packages.

Uwe Ligges

>>> 4. Install the package under Linux and zip the directory
>>>  library/<package> and unzip it in the library directory
>>>  on Windows machine. This works. The package behaves
>>>  correctly. However, I do not think that this is a suggested
>>>  method.
>> Well, it _is_ a suggested method: see README.packages.

> This also produced a package installable by the standard procedure under
> Windows GUI. Thank you for pointing this out. (Again, R CMD INSTALL does
> not work for the resulting package.)
> All the best, Petr.
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