[R] Package structure question (progress!)

From: John W Emerson <john.emerson_at_yale.edu>
Date: Fri 23 Jun 2006 - 02:44:56 EST

Thanks to Jeff Laake for giving me a starting point. It appears my zipping should have been:

         zip -r hello.zip hello

essentially creating an outer folder having the package name inside the zip file. It still didn't quite work, with an error as follows:

> utils:::menuInstallLocal()

updating HTML package descriptions
Warning message:
no package 'file678418be' was found in: packageDescription(i, lib.loc = lib, field = "Title", encoding = "UTF-8")

The warning doesn't mean anything to me, but I suspect that because I zipped the linux files, it is possible that the unix end-of-line difference might pose a problem. I'll try doing the obvious conversion and will report back.

As I wrote to Jeff, I'll be happy to document this experience once I understand it. For those of us interested in spreading R source with no C/Fortran (e.g. packages in their simplest form), this packaging should be fairly simple from first principles without having to rely on special tools.



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