[R-pkg-devel] What to do with build-time-only utility scripts in package

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Fri Apr 15 18:40:28 CEST 2016

On 15 April 2016 at 10:27, Tim Keitt wrote:
| I created a couple of R scripts to assist my package 'configure' script. I
| put them in the top-level of the package and that gives a check error
| obviously. So I added them to .Rbuildignore and then the package would not
| build (at least on Travis CI) saying the script files were not found.
| That's counter to how I thought .Rbuildignore worked. Where should these
| utility script go? Should they not be in .Rbuildignore?

The legal name of '.Rbuildignore' is 'do not put these files into the tarball'.

As the check uses the tarball as source .... well I guess you can fill in the rest.


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