package help clobbers R help (html)

Friedrich Leisch
Tue, 27 Oct 1998 08:46:13 +0100 (CET)

>>>>> On Mon, 26 Oct 1998 12:36:45 -0500,
>>>>> Paul Gilbert (PG) wrote:

PG> As with 0.62.3, when I install my dse package with documentation in 0.62.4 the
PG> html help in R/doc/html/function.html gets clobbered so that the regular R
PG> function help is not available. I was postponing a revised version of my dse
PG> library install in the hope that this might be fixed.

PG> Does anyone know if this is a simple problem that I can hope will be fixed soon,
PG> or should I consider a work-around?

I did not track this bug down in the 0.62 series because I thought
there would be no such thing as a 0.62.4 ... the original plan was
that the next release would be 0.63 ... but that may now take some

I have changed the html help interface in 0.63 such that all packages
in the current load path are found by linking them into the user's
home directory. Hence it's not such a good idea to mingle around with
0.62.4 help.

The following may be an easy workaround: After R INSTALL do a

	$RHOME/etc/build-help --htmllists

this should rebuild the file functions.html. At least for me this
works always. 


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