[R] building a "simple" R package

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From: Charles Annis, P.E. (Charles.Annis@statisticalengineering.com)
Date: Sun 02 May 2004 - 13:15:54 EST


Message-id: <200405020315.i423FuBN023014@hypatia.math.ethz.ch>

Dear R-ers:

Recognizing that it is better to remain silent and have people think you
stupid than to speak and remove any doubt, I fear that I must speak
nonetheless.

I am having the Devil's own time trying to make a simple R package for my
own use. Yes, I have perused the FAQs and searched the archives. Yes, I
have read "Writing R Extensions" and eventually divined what Rcmd means and
that it isnít accessed from an R session. I downloaded and installed Perl,
and eventually some Unix tools from
http://www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools/tools.zip, specifically tar.exe,
sh.exe, cygwin1.dll, gzip.exe. I found "package.skeleton" and was able to
produce the requisite files, and even got "Rcmd build" to progress far
enough to begin packaging things. Alas, I am stymied. As can be seen in
the screen-dump below, after declaring that tar was building, it was unable
to proceed.

I am using R1.8.1 on a WinXP Professional DELL 3 GHz Pentium 4 with 2 Gig
RAM. I put all the files mentioned above, including my source folder (I
only have R routines - no C or FORTRAN) in C:\Program Files\R\rw1081\bin to
avoid any potential PATH problems.

Can any kind reader help me? I realize this shouldn't be this complicated,
but somehow I have made it thus, and would welcome a helping hand.

Thank you.

Charles Annis, P.E.

########## Screen Dump #########################################

C:\Program Files\R\rw1081\bin>Rcmd build myPOD
* checking for file 'myPOD/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
* preparing 'myPOD':
* checking whether 'INDEX' is up-to-date ... OK
* removing junk files
* building 'myPOD_1.0.tar.gz'
tar: Files/R/rw1081/bin/myPOD_1.0.tar: Cannot stat: No such file or
directory
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
tar: Files/R/rw1081/bin/myPOD_1.0.tar: Not found in archive
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
tar: Files/R/rw1081/bin/myPOD_1.0.tar: Cannot stat: No such file or
directory
tar: myPOD: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
myPOD_1.0.tar: No such file or directory

Charles Annis, P.E.

Charles.Annis@StatisticalEngineering.com
phone: 561-352-9699
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