[Rd] Type: Frontend ignored in 'Bundle' packages
edd at debian.org
Fri Jul 11 15:25:06 CEST 2008
A few weeks ago I started a thread expressing the desire to expand 'R CMD
INSTALL' to also provide a hook for a post-build install step. A Gmane-base
view is here
but it misses at least one further 'in support' message by Greg Warnes.
There has be no follow-up from R Core.
Now, I tried to code around this limitation by
- switching to 'Bundle'-style packaging
- using the 'Type: Frontend' in one part that the other part would depend upon
- and using a normal package structure in another
But 'R CMD check' fails to recognise 'Type: Frontend' in bundle packages, and
tries to treat it as a normal package, and fails. So I cannot successfully run
'R CMD check' on the whole, and hence could not upload to CRAN.
Is this something that should get fixed in the R tools? Shall I look into a
That said, I would still like to see a 'make install'-alike functionality in
the R CMD INSTALL process. Could this be revisited?
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