Re: [Rd] Missing html help files with R 2.10.0 (PR#14134)

From: Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek_at_r-project.org>
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 17:20:51 -0500

On Dec 12, 2009, at 4:57 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> On 12/12/2009 7:20 AM, johann.kraus_at_uni-ulm.de wrote:

>> Full_Name: Johann Kraus
>> Version: 2.10.0
>> OS: Mac
>> Submission from: (NULL) (134.60.236.10)
>> I'm running R version 2.10.0 on a Mac. The "Package Manager" from the GUI does
>> no more display html help files except the Index pages. When copying the links
>> to the browser it shows, that all help files are missing, e.g. file:///Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.10/Resources/library/base/html/
>> However, if looking for html help via ? everything works correctly.
> 
> This is by design, it's not a bug.  The HTML for the help pages is generated at the time you request it, and may contain dynamic content (though there are very few examples of that as yet).
> 

The bug is that the GUI used a static file instead of the dynamic help. That is now fixed (the same was also true for the Data Manager, both should be now fixed, i.e., use the dynamic help instead).

Thanks,
Simon



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