[Rd] ~ files not excluded from build (PR#3071)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat May 24 11:42:31 MEST 2003

On Thu, 22 May 2003, Paul Gilbert wrote:

> ross at biostat.ucsf.edu wrote:
> > My docs say files ending in ~ are excluded by default from R CMD build.
> > Doesn't look that way to me.  I got them with 1.6.2 and 1.7.0.
> > My documenation is 1.6.0 (that is, the one saying *~ is excluded).
> > 
> > I have no .Rbuildignore of my own.
> The exclude features have worked for me on Linux but never on Solaris. 
> Somewhere the documentation says that a tar newer than 1.13 is needed. 
> This is available with versions of Linux, but is a bit of a problem on 
> other systems since the latest version on ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tar/ is 
> 1.13.

Look on a mirror of the site alpha.gnu.org.

It's a known bug in GNU tar.  The `alpha' version tar-1.13.25 fixes it,
and is already 18 months old (1.13 is nearly 4 years old): makes one
wonder if GNU tar is being maintained.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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