[Rd] R CMD build cannot create vignettes on Windows if Makefile is used

Hervé Pagès hpages at fhcrc.org
Sat Sep 11 06:52:52 CEST 2010


I found the following problem with recent R-devel
(2010-08-26 r52817) on Windows (32-bit and 64-bit):
'R CMD build <pkg>' gets stalled during vignette
creation for packages that have a Makefile in <pkg>/inst/doc.

It seems that the problem is that the commands used in the
Makefile for converting .tex to .pdf are not able to locate
the Sweave.sty file anymore (if I drop this file to
<pkg>/inst/doc, then the problem goes away).

I noticed that the location of Sweave.sty shipped with
R has changed recently (moved from ${R_HOME}/share/texmf
to ${R_HOME}/share/texmf/tex/latex/). Could that be related
to the problem?

I don't see that problem on platforms other than Windows or
with R < 2.12


Hervé Pagès

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