Re: [R] new package error message

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu 11 May 2006 - 01:07:54 EST

On Wed, 10 May 2006, Jason Liao wrote:

> Thank you very much, Prof. Ripley. This is our own package and in R
> only, no C or Fortran code. We are doing this on Windows. So it seems
> that we have to setup the complete R development system for a simple R
> package to work.

Yes, you do (well, you don't need the compilers but you need the tools and perl).

We cannot convert help to a viewable format without perl (nor are we likely to in the foreseeable future, help formats having been discussed since 2001). We probably could convert R CMD INSTALL to need only Perl for a package with no C or Fortran code, which might be helpful.

>
> Maybe we should just source() the file in, less elegant though.
>
> Jason
>
> --- Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>>
>> In every case I have ever seen mentioned, the solution was to install
>> the
>> package properly by R CMD INSTALL and not by a manual kludge.
>>
>> The message is given if the installation lacks the metadata in the
>> Meta
>> subdirectory which INSTALL creates.
>>
>> --
>> Brian D. Ripley, ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
>> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
>> University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
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>>
>
>
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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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