[Rd] R CMD build - will reset the timestamps of all files in a package
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Oct 26 09:16:29 CEST 2011
>>>>> Valentin Todorov <valentin.todorov at chello.at>
>>>>> on Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:34:21 -0700 writes:
> After half a year of silence on this issue I would dare
> ask again: is this intended, why and how can I avoid it?
> Best regards, Valentin
> ... I wonder why (R version 2.13.0 and after) the command
> "R CMD build" sets the timestamp of all files in the
> package to the current date/time. This seems not to be
> mentioned in the list of changes. Is there an option to
> avoid this? ...
Yes, upgrade to R 2.14.0 (now in "RC" = Release Candidate state)
or newer (and don't use Windows).
The 'NEWS' entry is
• R CMD build on a Unix-alike (only) now tries to preserve dates on
files it copies from its input directory. (This was the
undocumented behaviour prior to R 2.13.0.)
and thanks for persevering ( and *NO thanks* for using Nabble :-( )
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