[Rd] Clean up after "R CMD INSTALL" and/or "R CMD check"

Berwin A Turlach berwin at maths.uwa.edu.au
Fri Dec 3 12:59:42 CET 2010

G'day all,

I noticed the following (new) behaviour of R 2.12.0, running on Kubuntu
10.10, when installed with sub-architectures:

When I run "R CMD INSTALL" or "R CMD check" on the source directory of a
package that contains C or FORTRAN code, R creates sub-directories
src-32/ and src-64/ that seem to be copies of the src/ subdirectory
plus the compiled objects.   

These directories are not deleted at the end of a successful
INSTALL/check and I wonder if there is any particular reason for this?
Would it be possible to delete these sub-directories during clean-up
at the end of a successful INSTALL/check?



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