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

Tim Keitt tkeitt at utexas.edu
Fri Apr 15 20:30:46 CEST 2016


On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 11:40 AM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:

> 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.

Got it. Thought it was "do not install these files with package".

I guess I'll stick them in <pkg>/src.


> Dirk
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