[Rd] Windows Source Install Without Rtools

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Sep 17 18:19:01 CEST 2009

On 17 September 2009 at 11:32, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
| Regarding this from this week:
| It is possible to install source packages without Rtools provided they
| have no compiled code and no configure.win or cleanup.win script.
| - what are the instructions to perform such a source install?
| - I assume one still needs MiKTeX -- is that right?
| - is the source install done from a tar.gz (in which case one would
| need tar to create it) or directly from the source directory tree?

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I don't follow this too religiously (as I typically only built r-devel once we have
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      a) dynamic .Rd conversion at runtime, so Miktex may no longer be needed
      b) untgz.exe on Windows to read (compressed) tarballs


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