Re: [R] modifying INSTALL to make html but not build package

From: Jonathan Baron <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 15:18:58 -0400

I have found the problem. I don't understand it, but the script works now. I've removed it from where it was but will send it to anyone who wants it.


On 06/14/08 11:44, Jonathan Baron wrote:
> For my R page at (also the target of
> RSiteSearch()), I'm trying to find a way to get the html versions of
> the help pages without actually installing packages. This will allow
> me to include packages that don't install. And it will also vastly
> speed up the monthly update, and make it easier to replicate
> everything in case of disaster.
> I have made a modified version of INSTALL, which is the script that
> runs when you say R CMD INSTALL. The idea is to use the modified
> version on downloaded packages. The script runs, and it does not try
> to compile the code for the package, but it does not include the html
> pages. I can't figure out why not. If anyone would like to look at
> it, I'd greatly appreciate it. It is at

Jonathan Baron, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
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