[R] html help not built

jgarcia at ija.csic.es jgarcia at ija.csic.es
Wed Apr 7 17:19:30 CEST 2010

Hi Duncan,
I must be misunderstanding something. It is not that I want them built at
installation time, but when I try to display the html help for any
function the html page is not built; e.g. cliking on the link to get() in
the base library, the message appears:

An error occurred while loading
The file or folder /usr/local/lib64/R/library/base/html/get.html does not


> On 07/04/2010 10:49 AM, jgarcia at ija.csic.es wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've just installed R 2.10.1 for linux, and html help has not been built
>> (just the index page of each package but not the documentation for the
>> individual functions in the packages.
>> I cannot see any flag in the ./configure to set if html is going to be
>> build.
>> Please could you tell me what should I do to biuld html files?
> Why would you want to build them before displaying them?  There are a
> few uses for that sort of thing (e.g. Jon Baron's site that RSiteSearch
> looks at), but you have to realize that you won't get the same files as
> would be displayed to a normal user, links won't necessarily work, etc.
> If you still want to do it, then just re-install all of your packages
> with the "--html" option.
> Duncan Murdoch

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