Re: [Rd] r cmd build

From: Gabor Grothendieck <>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 09:33:15 -0400

The Writing Extensions manual says to do an R CMD build for releases to CRAN. That's what I have been doing and that does produce a .tar.gz file even though I get a message about hhc.exe. Is that what I should continue to do and ignore the message or should I be using one of the alternatives you mention to create a .tar.gz release file on Vista?

On 9/16/07, Duncan Murdoch <> wrote:
> On 15/09/2007 10:27 PM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> > On Windows Vista hhc.exe is not available. One can do this on an
> > install:
> >
> > rcmd install --docs=normal myPackage
> >
> > to avoid the message about hhc.exe; however,
> > "rcmd build" does not appear to support --docs=normal so one cannot
> > do a build without getting a message about hhc.exe (although the build
> > still proceeds).
> Are you talking about "build --binary"? I recommend using "install
> --build" instead. AFAIK a non-binary build doesn't make any use of hhc.
> Another way to do an install or build without getting that message is to
> indicate in src/gnuwin32/MkRules that you don't want to build CHM help.
> Duncan Murdoch
> mailing list Received on Sun 16 Sep 2007 - 13:35:47 GMT

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