[R] Printing the Manual from the Debian Package Contents

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Mon May 10 18:10:05 CEST 1999

palme at uni-wuppertal.de (Hubert Palme) writes:

> I've installed the Debian (slink) package r-base 0.63.3-1. There are
> lots of *.tex files in /usr/lib/R describing all the functions and
> packages. There must be a canonical way to collect those files and
> print a manual with LaTeX. Can anyone help me? (Debian package
> maintainers?)

As the Debian package maintainer I'm apologize for not responding to
you earlier.  I was travelling last week and away from my e-mail.

The general way of using the .tex files created in the latex directory
for each package is to go to /usr/lib/R/doc/manual and run latex on
the file Reference.tex.  I see that it doesn't work with the current
Debian package.  I'll try to fix that when I upload the package for

That binary version of that package will be uploaded to the unstable
or potato distribution but the source version should be able to build
on a slink system.  Once I get the package generated I will send you
instructions on how to build it from the sources.

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