Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Thu Jun 9 22:23:46 CEST 2005

R CMD build ignores files that it thinks does not belong to the source
package (basically files that it does not know about).  I believe that's the
point made in R-exts.  


> From: Gabor Grothendieck
> On 6/9/05, Achim Zeileis <Achim.Zeileis at wu-wien.ac.at> wrote:
> > On Thu, 9 Jun 2005 15:41:32 -0400 Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> > 
> > > I have NEWS, WISHLIST and THANKS files in the 'dyn' package
> > > in the same directory as the DESCRIPTION file but I 
> noticed that they
> > > did not survive the move to CRAN, at least on Windows.
> > 
> > Moving to CRAN per se has nothing to do with this. If the files have
> > been in the source package you submitted (they have been, 
> including a
> > safety copy DESCRIPTION~ which you might want to eliminate in future
> > versions), they are also in the source package on CRAN.
> > The point is that they are not installed and hence not included in
> > binary packages.
> > 
> > > How do I incorporate them so that they are not omitted?
> > 
> > Put them into the inst/ subdirectory, then they will also 
> be installed.
> > Z
> > 
> Thanks, all.  I think the manual could be more specific on this point.
> I reread it based on Duncan's comment but did not see the advice
> given in this thread there.  What it does say is that README, NEWS
> and ChangeLog "will be ignored by R" but is that supposed to mean
> that it deletes them or just does not process them as part of the
> automated documentation or what?  I guess it means that it
> does not propogate them into the installed version but if that's the
> case it should say so and tell you what to do to get them to 
> appear.
> Just to confirm I assume that if I place these files  and 
> also the README
> which I forgot to mention) in inst they automatically get 
> copied to the main
> directory at installation (where my DESCRIPTION file is) -- 
> or is there 
> something that I have to do to have this happen?
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