[R-pkg-devel] Including header files with long filenames in an R pacakge

Eric Dunipace edun|p@ce @end|ng |rom m@||@h@rv@rd@edu
Wed May 12 21:13:29 CEST 2021

Ok, thank you for the info.
On May 12, 2021, 12:03 PM -0700, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd using debian.org>, wrote:
> On 12 May 2021 at 11:03, Eric Dunipace wrote:
> | I did some searching and wasn’t able to find a good answer to my question, so I hope that someone here has knowledge of how to fix the problem.
> |
> | I’m currently trying to create an R package that bundles the CGAL header files (http://www.cgal.org) for easy linking by other packages—that will be in an inst/include directory. Unfortunately, the names of the header files with their directory/subdirectory structures exceed the filename limit for R packages on CRAN. Is there a way to bundle these into the R package without changing their names?
> |
> | Since these are simply a reproduction of the CGAL header files, I don’t want to change their filenames since that will make their usage different than users would expect, and also make it more difficult to reference documentation on the CGAL website.
> CRAN will request that you change the filenames to shorten them.
> I have done so each time for the BH package as you will see in its GitHub
> repo and the patch files.
> Dirk
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