[R-SIG-Mac] hidden files and directories
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 6 09:43:22 CEST 2013
On 06/08/2013 08:41, Rohmatul Fajriyah wrote:
> Dear Prof. Ripley and Prof. Winsemius,
> I have deleted the .Rapp.history (hope, it was all of them), but still
> got the same message when run the R CMD check PkgName.
> I'll shutdown the laptop, start a fresh session and will rename the R
> functions for the package and the package itself differently.
> Then I will see what happened and report it here.
You are supposed to check the tarball produced by R CMD build ....
> Many thanks for the respond and thoughts.
> With kind regards,
> *From:* Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
> *To:* David Winsemius <dwinsemius at comcast.net>
> *Cc:* Rohmatul Fajriyah <rfajriyah at yahoo.com>; "r-sig-mac at r-project.org"
> <r-sig-mac at r-project.org>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, August 6, 2013 8:06 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [R-SIG-Mac] hidden files and directories
> On 06/08/2013 01:16, David Winsemius wrote:
> > On Aug 5, 2013, at 5:00 PM, Rohmatul Fajriyah wrote:
> >> Dear All,
> >> I tried to build an R package (from the terminal) and everything was
> ok until R CMD check PackageName and I got this message:
> >> ......
> >> * checking for hidden files and directories ... NOTE
> >> Found the following hidden files and directories:
> >> .DS_Store
> >> man/.Rapp.history
> > Those files would both be invisible when using the Finder.app unless
> you used ls in a terminal session, but I guess you figured that out
> invisible *by default*: it is a Finder setting.
> >> These were most likely included in error. See section ‘Package
> >> structure’ in the ‘Writing R Extensions’ manual.
> >> ......
> >> I, then:
> >> a. went through the archives of this mailing list (until January
> 2011) and I could not find a similar problem.
> >> (apologise, if I missed it)
> > In 2008 it was reported in the NEWS for R 2.7.1 that:
> > o R CMD build tries harder to clean up the inst/doc directory from
> the remnants of earlier builds.
> > It also removes any directories with extension .Rcheck, and files
> .DS_Store and ._* (created by tar on Mac OS X under some circumstances:
> it now sets environment variables to ask for such files not to be
> created by that tar.)
> > So we need to ask if this was just a warning message. It appears that
> there are mechanisms in place to remove those files.
> > (It's arguably an R-devel topic.)
> It seems the OP did not use R CMD build, rather R CMD check.
> But files like man/.Rapp.history will need to be removed manually.
> Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk <mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
> University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
> 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
> Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
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