[R] HTML documentation is not in the expected location
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Fri Nov 17 17:03:42 CET 2017
On 17/11/2017 10:47 AM, Adelchi Azzalini wrote:
> 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
> File: 00Index.html
> File: R.css
> 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)"
> NAME="Debian GNU/Linux"
> > uname -a
> Linux tamiso 4.9.0-3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.30-2+deb9u2 (2017-06-26)
> x86_64 GNU/Linux
> > 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
By default the documentation is produced on demand, but you can ask to
produce it all at once. See section 2.2 of the Installation and
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