[Rd] build buglet

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon, 12 Jun 2000 21:19:13 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 12 Jun 2000, Paul Gilbert wrote:

> I use
>      R CMD Rdindex man/*.Rd >INDEX
> in my makefile to generate an INDEX. When I then use
>      R CMD build whatever
> the newindex seems to be in a slightly different order, resulting in a
> * checking whether index is up-to-date ... NO
> (because the result of diff is not empty) and a suggestion to use
> --force.
> However, --force results in the INDEX in my source directory being
> re-written, which means that I can't use it as a dependency for
> installing because it is always out of date after I build. But if I
> don't use INDEX as a dependency  then my own help system may not be
> up-to-date, which will be a problem when I'm working on documentation.
> However, if I don't use --force I will always get warnings which I will
> tend to ignore, so I won't notice more serious warnings. Is there some
> way to guaranty the same order from these two ways for generating INDEX?

Set the locale to C?  What are the differences: are they related to sort
orders?  That's the only problem I have seen. (On Solaris en_UK sorts
AaBb... not AB..ab....)

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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