[Rd] build packages with vignettes in Windows
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Wed Apr 30 22:29:34 CEST 2008
On 4/30/2008 4:01 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:
> On Apr 30, 2008, at 2:31 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>> On 4/30/2008 11:56 AM, Michael wrote:
>>> On 29 Apr 2008, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>>>> Right, you don't need to set the system path for everything, but
>>>> you do
>>>> need to set it in CMD (or other shell) before running Rcmd.
>>> For Win 2K/XP/Vista, the system path can be set (through the GUI
>>> not sure how to do it with scripts) without restarting, for new CMD
>>> processes started afterwards.
>> Sure, but the installer doesn't know how to do that. It just sets
>> the path in the registry; it doesn't know how to give Explorer a
>> kick to get it to reload from there. As far as I know there's no
>> documented way to do that.
> FWIW the PATH setting is effective immediately (at least on 2k/
> XP ...). Any new shell you start (e.g. using Run..) will have the
> updated PATH already.
Does that happen with the Rtools installer? I didn't know that. I
thought explorer only changes the PATH at startup, or when you edit it
from the control panel.
> I was always very skeptical as editing PATH in the installer is
> concerned (and I have always declined any automated changes), but I
> really love the feature that allows me to edit the whole PATH
> interactively in an editor-like window.
> Also note that the rebooting is optional, you can still safely decline
> it so I see no reason why that should deter anyone.
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