[Rd] Patch idea: an environment variable for setting the user ID
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Fri Jan 25 18:24:14 CET 2019
I think I now have enough time to write a patch. What are the steps? I have
read https://www.r-project.org/bugs.html#how-to-submit-patches but I do not
seem to have permission to create a Bugzilla account at
On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 2:46 AM Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik using wu.ac.at> wrote:
> >>>>> Will L writes:
> > To R-devel,
> > In `R CMD build`, the ID of the user is automatically inserted into the
> > DESCRIPTION file, e.g.
> > Packaged: 2018-11-06 14:01:50 UTC; <MY USER ID>
> > This is problematic for those of us who work in corporate settings. We
> > not divulge our user IDs in the packages we develop and release.
> > Jim Hester pointed out that these two lines in
> > `add_build_stamp_to_description_file()`
> > <
> > are responsible. Could we consider his suggestion of using an optional
> > environment variable to overwrite the default behavior?
> > user <- Sys.getenv("R_BUILD_USERNAME")
> > if (!nzchar(user)) user <- Sys.info()["user"]
> > if(user == "unknown") user <- Sys.getenv("LOGNAME")
> Yep, something along these lines should be possible.
> R_BUILD_USER or R_BUILD_LOGNAME may seem more natural though ...
> > Will Landau
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