Re: [R] problem building R packages in windows xp

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Mon 25 Jul 2005 - 04:49:08 EST

On 24 July 2005 at 19:38, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
| It is already optional, and documented as such as Uwe points out:

Yup, that one I evidently didn't know ... maybe the help on --docs needs to be more explicit. Dunno. Or the section in the 'R Extensions' manual could mention it too as it doesn't seem to:

edd@chibud:~/src/debian/R/R-2.1.1> grep 'docs="normal"' doc/manual/* edd@chibud:~/src/debian/R/R-2.1.1>

| > You can simply avoid building chm files by saying:
| >
| > R CMD INSTALL --docs="normal" MyPackage
| The reason it is on by default is that is the best option for building
| packages for distribution.

Hm. I find that a tad backwards as building packages for distribution is (or should) be done by scripts. And those are perfectly capable of picking a non-default value. Somehow I doubt Uwe builds the almost 600 Windows binaries by manual invocations ...

Regards, Dirk

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