[Rd] bundle build and Rd2Sd converion fail (PR#519)

sergei@stams.strath.ac.uk sergei@stams.strath.ac.uk
Fri, 14 Apr 2000 14:14:29 +0200 (MET DST)

Dear R-core,
Thank you for your great effort! I am finalising a bundle that works both in
R and Splus. But I faced the following minor problems with R CMD under both
1. R CMD build denies to work with bundles. It reports
* checking `DESCRIPTION' package entry ... ERROR: no package entry in 
Surely, there is no one, but there is Contains entry.
Next, according to R-exts manual, the packages contained in the bundle need
not contain DESCRIPTION but DESCRIPTION.in file. So building individual bundle 
packages with R CMD does not work neither:
* checking for `DESCRIPTION' ... ERROR: file `DESCRIPTION' not found           

This does not prevent from installing the bundle, and surprisingly enough, 
DESCRIPTION file appears afterwards in all bundle packages! So building 
individual packages now become available (!?)
2. Writing Rd-documentation is much easier than nroff files. But as the 
packages are also working in Splus, I need to generate .d-files as well.
I tried the command below in R-1.0.0 and development version R-1.1 both under 
UNIX and LINUX and get the following error:
sherna man/ % R CMD Rdconv --type=Sd plot.mefista.Rd > plot.mefista.d
Undefined subroutine &main::text2nroff called at /auto/local/pkg/R-1.0.0/instal
l.stams/lib/R/etc/Rdconvlib.pl line 1412, <rdfile> chunk 33.
It would also be nice just to be able to type R CMD Rd2Sd ;-)
Waiting for your reaction.
Best wishes,

                           Dr. Sergei ZUYEV
Statistics and Modelling Science dept., University of Strathclyde
    Livingston Tower, 26 Richmond str., Glasgow, G1 1XH, U.K.
     Tel.: +44 (0)141 548 3663    Fax:  +44 (0)141 552 2079
sergei@stams.strath.ac.uk   http://www.stams.strath.ac.uk/~sergei

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