[Rd] R-2.0.0 Install problem for pkg bundle w inter-dependent
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Sep 21 08:58:16 CEST 2004
>>>>> "Greg" == Warnes, Gregory R <gregory_r_warnes at groton.pfizer.com>
>>>>> on Mon, 20 Sep 2004 15:10:32 -0400 writes:
>> -----Original Message----- From: Martin Maechler
>> [mailto:maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch]
Greg> [...] So, what is the proper way to handle this? Is
Greg> there some way to manually specify the package install
>> Well, isn't the order in the 'Contains:' field of the
>> bundle DESCRIPTION file used? If not, please consider
>> sending patches for src/scripts/INSTALL.in
Greg> OK, that's the simple thing that I had been
Greg> overlooking. Changing the the Contains line to provide
Greg> the packages in the order that they should be
Greg> installed fixed the problem.
Greg> May I suggest that the significance of the ordering in
Greg> the Contains: field be added to the (extremely brief)
Greg> description of in "Writing R Extensions"?
Greg> Perhaps change the text to:
Greg> The 'Contains' field lists the packages, which
Greg> should be contained in separate subdirectories with
Greg> the names given. During buiding and installation,
Greg> packages will be installed in the order specified. Be
Greg> sure to order this list so that dependencies are
Greg> appropriately met.
Greg> The packages contained in a bundle are standard
Greg> packages in all respects except that the 'DESCRIPTION'
Greg> file is replaced by a 'DESCRIPTION.in' file which just
Greg> contains fields additional to the 'DESCRIPTION' file
Greg> of the bundle, for example ...
Good idea, thank you!
I just committed this (with a typo corrected).
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