[R] how to build specific doc types in Windows
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun May 18 13:51:58 CEST 2003
That option is passed to INSTALL, and Rcmd INSTALL has help which tells
you. I think you want --docs=normal.
I would have thought INSTALL was the obvious place to look (especially
form the Perl code). I normally build binary packages via Rcmd INSTALL
--build in the source tree: this ensures that help references get resolved
correctly, which Rcmd build --binary does not.
On Sun, 18 May 2003, Gordon Smyth wrote:
> I am building R packages using R 1.7.0pat under Windows 2000 Professional.
> All works fine except that I haven't been able to figure out how to use the
> --docs=TYPE option. I would like to optionally turn off building chm help.
> I have tried build commands like
> rcmd build --binary --docs=TYPE mypackagename
> In place of "TYPE" I have tried things like "html", "text", "chm", "t",
> "h", "HTML" etc, etc, but all of these break the build entirely. What are
> the actual options for --docs=TYPE? I have tried all the documentation
> sources I know of, plus hacking the perl code, but can't see what the
> options are.
> For easy reference, here is the help output from rcmd build:
> Usage: Rcmd build [options] pkgdirs
> Build R packages from package sources in the directories specified by
> -h, --help print short help message and exit
> -v, --version print version info and exit
> --force force overwriting of (index) files
> --no-vignettes do not rebuild package vignettes
> --binary build pre-compiled binary packages, with options:
> --docs=TYPE type(s) of documentation to build and install
> --auto-zip select zipping of data and help based on size
> --use-zip-data collect data files in zip archive
> --use-zip-help collect help and examples into zip archives
> --use-zip combine '--use-zip-data' and '--use-zip-help'
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