[R] HTML help index generation problem with R under Windows

Sergei Zuyev sergei at stams.strath.ac.uk
Mon Dec 13 17:59:58 CET 2004

On ПонеделÑ?ник 13 Ð"екабÑÑ? 2004 14:29, you wrote:
> >
> > Thanks, Uwe, for your response!
> > a) I'll try to convince our IT people to upgrade, but they are reluctant
> > to do that often. I must confess, I undestand them - so many times I had
> > to re-compile and re-install packages after R-upgrades... This indeed
> > might create a havoc for other users in the middle of the teaching term.
> So time to convince the IT people that you get write access to the R
> directory. Just tell them you are volunteering to maintain the
> department's R installation.

OK, this might work for myself, but what about students? As I understand every 
USER of my library will have the same problem, so everyone should have a 
write access to R installation. If this is so, no sysadmin will ever subscibe 
to that...

> > b) This indeed opens an html help but does not fix the problem - my
> > package is not showing up in the help. This could be expected since the
> > index file is unchanged from its canonical state.
> >
> > Any more ideas, please?
> Well, if you need to update the index, you have to install R into a
> directory you have got write access to, either network or local drive....

But under UNIX/Linux the index is owned by the user, so no such problem 
arises. Why not in Windows?


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