[Rd] linking to package directories broken in R >= 2.10 beta
Thomas.Petzoldt at TU-Dresden.de
Sat Oct 17 14:39:58 CEST 2009
Dear R developers,
some of our packages come with additional programming examples in a
directory called "/examples" which is created from "/inst/examples".
This directory is linked from the docs (e.g. in inst/doc/index.html):
<dd>Source code of examples
Given, that we have a package "foo" this is resolved to:
with R <= 2.9.2. With R 2.10 beta (R-beta_2009-10-16_r50118.tar.gz) and
R-devel (svn rev. 50118) we get:
This is fine, but in contrast to older versions (<= 2.9.2) no automatic
index is created for the linked directory, so we now get:
"URL /library/foo/examples/ was not found"
bu linking to *individual files* (e.g. examples/example.R) works as
expected. We can, of course, add manually maintained index files but I
would much prefer if a default index would be created for the directory
if no index.html is found.
I very much enjoy the new help system and would be even more happy if
that issue could be fixed.
PS: A minimal reproducible example (foo_1.0.tar.gz) can be provided by
mail if required.
Technische Universitaet Dresden
Institut fuer Hydrobiologie thomas.petzoldt at tu-dresden.de
01062 Dresden http://tu-dresden.de/hydrobiologie/
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