[R-pkg-devel] \Sexpr{} expressions but no 'build/partial.rdb' file

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed Jul 26 13:06:38 CEST 2017

On 25/07/2017 4:42 PM, Phil Chalmers wrote:
> Hi all,
> First time posting here, so hopefully I'm following the correct etiquette.
> I recently received the error:
> "Package has help file(s) containing build-stage \Sexpr{} expressions but
> no 'build/partial.rdb' file."
> when submitting a package to CRAN (source code: https://github.com/
> philchalmers/mirtCAT). However, I'm having difficulty reproducing the exact
> problem on my Windows and Linux computers with the latest R dev version
> (2017-07-25 r72968). Moreover, I don't really understand the issue, as I do
> not use \Sexpr{} anywhere in the package.
> After a quick search, I found a link on SO (https://stackoverflow.com/
> questions/32357637/two-note-messages-from-r-cmd-check-as-cran), but it does
> not appear too helpful as far as I can tell (I don't explicitly use
> \package_____() commands anywhere). Can anyone shed some light on this
> warning and my difficulty in reproducing the message? Thank you in advance.

How did you produce the tar.gz file?  If you did it in some way other 
than running "R CMD build ...", don't do that.   When I run R CMD build, 
I do get the build/partial.rdb file in the tarball.

Duncan Murdoch

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