[R] package installation from source

Petr PIKAL petr.pikal at precheza.cz
Fri Oct 16 15:31:49 CEST 2009

Dear all

I noticed from NEWS 2.11.0,dev

    o   Packages must have been installed under R 2.10.0 or later, as
        the current help system is the only one now supported.

So I tried to follow instructions in manual, Duncan Murdoch presentation 
and help pages to prepare and accomplish installation of a set of 
functions I use. However in R 2.11.0dev and too in R 2.10.0dev I was not 
able to finish it.

I installed Rtools210 

I opened commander window and or R program with --vanilla option.

I coppied all my functions and data to R and run package.skeleton

>  package.skeleton(list=ls(), name="fun")
Creating directories ...
Creating DESCRIPTION ...
Creating Read-and-delete-me ...
Saving functions and data ...
Making help files ...
Further steps are described in './fun/Read-and-delete-me'.

Package structure seems to be ok

> list.files("D:/temp/fun", recursive=TRUE)
  [1] "data/modely1.rda"     "data/modely2.rda"     "data/modely3.rda" 
  [4] "data/stand.rda"       "DESCRIPTION"          "man/addLine.Rd" 
  [7] "man/azce.Rd"          "man/bayerf.h.Rd"      "man/bayerf.Rd" 

[112] "R/tridy.R"            "R/trigrid.R"          "R/truehist.R" 
[115] "R/voda.tlak.R"        "R/vodiv2rozkl.R"      "R/warmcold.R" 
[118] "R/weighted.mean.R"    "R/weighted.var.R"     "R/write.excel.R" 
[121] "Read-and-delete-me" 

I changed PATH by

PATH = D:\programy\Rtools\bin; D:\programy\Rtools\perl\bin; 
D:\programy\Rtools\MinGW\bin; D:\programy\R-2.10.0dev\bin; %PATH%

When I try to do

> install.packages("D:/temp/fun", repos=NULL, type="source")
sh nenˇ n zvem vnitýnˇho ani vnŘjçˇho pýˇkazu,
spustiteln‚ho programu nebo d vkov‚ho souboru.
Warning message:
In install.packages("D:/temp/fun", repos = NULL, type = "source") :
  installation of package 'D:/temp/fun' had non-zero exit status

which basically tells that sh is not a name of command, exe or bat file.

The same I get when I try to run

D:\temp R CMD INSTALL fun

Please can you give me any suggestion for making installation work. I 
remember when going from 1.9 to 2.0 versions it was also necessary to 
install my bunch of functions, however at that time I need to use 
something like make, make install  or so and gather all necessary programs 

Best regards

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