[Rd] [Bioc-devel] Sweave windows style path (was Re: texmf error on 7 packages on devel winXP build nodes)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Aug 28 16:10:21 CEST 2006

> Maybe the installer could/should create
>       c:\programme\R\R-latest
> as a link to the newest installed version?

Not on an OS without links ....

I think having the correct TeX path is the user's responsibility, and 
suggest Sweave stops trying to be helpful.  There is no guarantee that the 
path you find will be a valid TeX string on any OS (there are plenty of 
possible exceptions on a Unix-alike, so it is not a Windows-specific 

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