[Rd] build, data and vignettes

Berwin A Turlach berwin at maths.uwa.edu.au
Sat Feb 27 03:27:10 CET 2010

G'day Uwe,

On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 17:03:10 +0100
Uwe Ligges <ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de> wrote:

> R CMD check executes the R code in the vignettes and checks if that 
> works, and it checks if the PDFs are available. It does not check if
> it can build the vignettes, because that is only necessary on the 
> maintainer's machine since the PDFs are shipped with the (built)
> source package.

Are you implying that "R CMD check" has reverted to its pre-2.6.0
behaviour?  If I remember correctly, for R versions before 2.6.0  "R
CMD check" did not attempt to build the vignette, with version 2.6.0 it
started to do so.  The relvant NEWS entry is:

    o	R CMD check now (by default) attempts to latex the
    vignettes rather than just weave and tangle them: this will give a
    NOTE if there are latex errors.



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