[R] Problem with 'link.html.help()'

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Feb 26 18:07:41 CET 2000

On Sat, 26 Feb 2000, Lina Lundgren wrote:

> Hello,
> I just recently installed R 0.99 and use Windows 98.
> It appears as if  
> link.html.help()
> locks the system. But somehow the information on 'Mass' is there but 
> not about 'survival5'.

Does it give a prompt 1: on the console?: Just hit return.  This happens if
some package you have installed lacks a TITLE file. None of those I have on
the contrib area on CRAN are deficient, but I have met this recently. (The
imminent rw1000 will check such things much more carefully as a result.)

[Note to package distributors: do run the R CMD build checks, as that will
tell you if files are missing.]

Alternatively, follow the advice in the rw-FAQ about using `make indices'
as being the preferred way to do this.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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