[R-pkg-devel] Installing Tests with R Build

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Nov 23 16:17:25 CET 2017

On 23 November 2017 at 08:07, Joshua Ulrich wrote:
| On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Bill Denney <bill at denney.ws> wrote:
| > I have a package that I'm trying to make a validation vignette for.  The validation vignette is intended to assist users with documentation that the tests work.
| >
| > When running R BUILD now (via Travis CI), I get an error that the build failed trying to build the vignettes.  For R CMD install, I can add --install-tests.  Is there a way to control R BUILD so that the installation includes test installation?
| >
| Put the tests you want to install into a directory inside the inst/
| directory (e.g. inst/tests/).  That directory will be copied to the
| top-level of the installed package directory.

Which happens to be the default mode of operations with RUnit.

And it is a feature that I happen to _like_ a great deal because it permits
testing of the _installed_ package which is something you need in real life
when eg some of you system libraries may have change.


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