[Rd] R CMD build installing the package to process help pages

Gábor Csárdi c@@rd|@g@bor @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Mar 4 16:19:49 CET 2019

Dear All,

If a package has dynamic manual pages (i.e. `\Sexpr{} macros), then R
CMD build installs the package, and (by default) creates the PDF

I understand that this is needed for build-time Sexprs. Could anyone
explain me why `R CMD  build` needs to install the package if all the
Sexprs are install-time and/or render-time? I must be missing
something here.

Thanks much,

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