[Rd] 'R CMD INSTALL mypkg' doesn't always update help pages

From: Herve Pages <hpages_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 15:45:00 -0700


Hi,

'R CMD INSTALL mypkg' and 'install.packages(mypkg, repos=NULL)' don't
update mypkg help pages when mypkg is a source directory. They only install new help pages if there are some but they leave the already installed pages untouched. So you end up with mixed man pages from different versions of the package :-/

I found no mention of this in 'R CMD INSTALL --help' or in
'?install.packages' so it looks like a bug (or at least an
undocumented feature). Isn't it something that the user should be able to control via the --no-docs option?

This problem can be worked around by first building the source package with 'R CMD build mypkg' but...

Cheers,
H.



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