[R-pkg-devel] Building fails with 'mypackage/DESCRIPTION' does not exist

William Dunlap wdun|@p @end|ng |rom t|bco@com
Mon Sep 30 23:30:31 CEST 2019

Will the package build if you back out the "minor changes"?  If so, what
were the minor changes (show diff output)?

Bill Dunlap
TIBCO Software
wdunlap tibco.com

On Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 12:24 PM Steve Gutreuter <sgutreuter using gmail.com>

> I have a package which will no longer build after minor changes.  The
> problem occurs under both Windows 10 and Linux Mint.  For example, from a
> Windows terminal I do:
> C:\Users\xyz\OneDrive - ORG\Computing\Devel> R CMD build screenr
> and I get:
> * checking for file 'mypackage/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
> * preparing 'mypackage':
> * checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... OK
> * installing the package to process help pages
> * saving partial Rd database
>  Error in .read_description(ldpath) :
>    file 'mypackage/DESCRIPTION' does not exist
>  Execution halted
> So the first and third lines of output contradict the error message, and of
> course mypackage/DESCRIPTION does exist.  I suspect the problem has nothing
> to do with the DESCRIPTION file, but have not found way to identify the
> actual problem in searches on StackOverflow and elsewhere. My .R files in
> mypackage/R contain Roxygen comments, and curiously devtools::document()
> adds nothing to mypackage/man.
> Any suggestions about how to debug or solve this problem?
> Thanks!
> Steve
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