[BioC] warning if pdf of vignette is missing

Wolfgang Huber huber at ebi.ac.uk
Fri Sep 16 16:01:14 CEST 2005

Hi Manuela,

as far as I understand, you can safely ignore this Warning. It seems 
there are different opinions around what should constitute a warning, 
ranging from "look at this interesting factoid" to "here's something 
that is not acceptable for a bioconductor package", which are not the same.

However, "R CMD build" should produce the PDF file for the vignette - 
why does this go wrong? Do have details?

  Best wishes

Manuela Hummel wrote:
> Hello,
> I am working on building a package under Windows. Everything works well; 
> only if I do not provide the pdf version of the vignette in the 
> 'inst/doc' directory I get the following warning when running Rcmd check:
> * checking package vignettes in 'inst/doc' ... WARNING
> Package vignettes without corresponding PDF
> Also then the pdf is not built with Rcmd build.
> I have seen on the daily check results page of the development packages 
> that many packages get this warning.
> How can I avoid this warning or can I ignore it? Or do I have to provide 
> the pdf (which is not recommended)?
> Thank you very much
> Best regards
> Manuela Hummel

Wolfgang Huber
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