[R-pkg-devel] Another newbie question: vignettes not appearing in GitHub hosted package

Gábor Csárdi c@@rd|@g@bor @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Apr 14 18:57:03 CEST 2021

remotes::install_github() does not build the vignettes by default, you
can use the build_opts argument to change this.


On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 6:53 PM Chris Evans <chrishold using psyctc.org> wrote:
> As ever, my package is https://github.com/cpsyctc/CECPfuns and I am building withing Rstudio 1.4.1103
> I am aiming for the package to have fairly comprehensive vignettes and there are four now, but two are very incomplete.
> The problem I have may relate to https://github.com/Kenkleinman/clusterPower/issues/113 and to
> https://github.com/rstudio/rstudio/issues/1766 or it may not. I have a nasty feeling that I am just looking
> straight through something obvious.
> When I run
> browseVignettes(package = "CECPfuns")
> within Rstudio working on the package I see the vignettes and I have now got pkgdown working to compile the
> lovely web site around the package (at https://cecpfuns.psyctc.org/) and I see the vignettes there and they
> update.
> The bizarre thing that is beating me is that when I pull the package down to any machine with
> remotes::install_github("cpsyctc/CECPfuns")
> gets the function but no vignettes! Here's an example from my little Pi machine:
> > remotes::install_github("cpsyctc/CECPfuns")
> Downloading GitHub repo cpsyctc/CECPfuns using HEAD
> ✔ checking for file ‘/tmp/RtmpPhD1Rg/remotes294e1d1ff9d6/cpsyctc-CECPfuns-ab23518/DESCRIPTION’ (722ms)
> ─ preparing ‘CECPfuns’:
> ✔ checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ...
> ─ installing the package to process help pages
> ─ checking for LF line-endings in source and make files and shell scripts (13.7s)
> ─ checking for empty or unneeded directories
> ─ looking to see if a ‘data/datalist’ file should be added
> ─ building ‘CECPfuns_0.0.0.9041.tar.gz’
> * installing *source* package ‘CECPfuns’ ...
> ** using staged installation
> ** R
> ** inst
> ** byte-compile and prepare package for lazy loading
> ** help
> *** installing help indices
> ** building package indices
> ** installing vignettes
> ** testing if installed package can be loaded from temporary location
> ** testing if installed package can be loaded from final location
> ** testing if installed package keeps a record of temporary installation path
> * DONE (CECPfuns)
> > browseVignettes(package = "CECPfuns")
> No vignettes found by browseVignettes(package = "CECPfuns")
> I hope someone can see what I'm doing wrong! As ever, TIA,
> Chris
> --
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