[Rd] R CMD check dislikes .git directories

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Wed Apr 22 03:18:32 CEST 2009

On 21/04/2009 8:37 PM, Dan Kelley wrote:
> 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):
>    .git/objects/01/9002df908b9c97f98e6ad3dd079bee436a2d66
>    .git/objects/08/ac4fdd57a77afe2f8071c2e697cbda02b276b7
>    .git/objects/13/49be3ed32dd801eacbdf1cc96a7577dcdfa2d7
>    .git/objects/14/45d1188fcd949bd77d5c1117906c7987fe15a7
>    .git/objects/18/756ad87b639ad2123a0ac78d04daa613d16966

Okay, that helps.  I don't think the problem is git versus svn, it's 
that you've got executable files in a directory where check shouldn't be 
looking.  I don't think .Rbuildignore would help you.

I'll pass this on as a bug...

Duncan Murdoch

> 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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