[Rd] build packages with vignettes in Windows

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 23:32:56 CEST 2008

On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
> On 29/04/2008 2:51 PM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> > The use of the UNIX find command on Windows makes installation
> > very troublesome and fragile.   I wonder if you could include a
> > find2 or somesuch with the tools and change the scripts to use that
> > getting rid of find or use just use the Windows find command in the
> > scripts.  Or some other solution so that one does not have to have
> > a non-Windows find on the PATH.
> >
> Find isn't unique:  there are lots of versions of make, and grep, and tar
> that don't work, either.  We've adopted a simple solution, and it works:

It only works if you are very careful and actually it doesn't work because
it does not preserve Windows functionality for other programs.

> when you're using the R tools, put them first on the path.

That's not comparable because find comes with Windows whereas
those other programs you mention are addons.

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