[R] HTML documentation is not in the expected location
azzalini at stat.unipd.it
Fri Nov 17 16:47:33 CET 2017
Since I have updated my Linux system, and consequently re-installed R, I
am unable to see HTML documentation which I used to access via a web
browser. To be more specific, my R installation is declared to be here:
> R RHOME
However, if I look at a location such as
this contains only two entries
Clicking on 00Index.html, it shows the full list of entries which one
expects to see, but clicking on one of them, 'abs' say, inevitably leads
to the message 'File not found'.
The documentation exists (at least in the text form): from within R,
the command ?abs shows the documentation file. However its HTML version
is not where I expect it to find ...which is where I did it find for
many years, until the above-mentioned Linux update.
The current system is as follows:
PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)"
> uname -a
Linux tamiso 4.9.0-3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.30-2+deb9u2 (2017-06-26)
> cat /etc/debian_version
> gcc --version
gcc (Debian 6.3.0-18) 6.3.0 20170516
The current R installation is
R version 3.4.2 (2017-09-28) -- "Short Summer"
but the same problem existed with 3.4.1 after the system update.
When I (re-)install R, everything seems fine; no error messages are
Can anyone tell me how to put the HTML documentation files in the right
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