[Rd] R CMD check dislikes .git directories

Dan Kelley kelley.dan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 02:37:47 CEST 2009

I think what I'm pasting below will illustrate.  (The git repo is  
behind a firewall, so I can't invite folks to download the repo to  
test locally.  I could tar up the source and put it on a website if  
that would help.)

* checking if this is a source package ... OK
* checking for executable files ... WARNING
Found the following executable file(s):

On 2009-04-21, at 9:24 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> On 21/04/2009 8:10 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>> On 21/04/2009 7:59 PM, Dan Kelley wrote:
>>> This may be new to 2.9.0, but I'm not sure, since I no longer have  
>>> the older
>>> version.
>>> I notice that  R CMD check  has no problem with .svn directories,  
>>> but it
>>> dislikes .git directories.  That seems a bit of a problem, for  
>>> folks like me
>>> who sometimes use git. Perhaps this behaviour could be changed?
>> According to the R Extensions manual, it excludes dirs named  
>> CVS, .svn, .arch-ids, .bzr, and git.  Is .git the right thing to  
>> exclude instead of git, or are both possible?
> Actually, that looks like a typo in the manual:  the code  
> excludes .git, not git.  I'll fix the typo, but it means I don't  
> know what error you're talking about.  Could you post instructions  
> for reproducing?
> Duncan Murdoch
>> The same section points out the workaround:  use the .Rbuildignore  
>> file to say what isn't really part of your package.
>> Duncan Murdoch

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