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

Wolfgang Huber whuber at embl.de
Sun Sep 12 18:04:55 CEST 2010

Hi Duncan

wouldn't it be possible that by default the Sweave.sty in share/texmf is 
found by 'R CMD build' for use by package vignettes without manual 

AfaIcs this is also how it worked in the past.

Best wishes

On Sep/11/10 12:56 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 11/09/2010 12:52 AM, Hervé Pagès wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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).
> This sounds like a problem that only the package maintainer could
> address. Presumably it will be temporary: once they adjust to the new
> organization of the share/texmf directory, things will be fine again.
> The reorg is described in this NEWS item:
> * Directory R_HOME/share/texmf now follows the TDS conventions, so
> can be set as a texmf tree ('root directory' in MiKTeX parlance).
> Duncan Murdoch
>> 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
>> Thanks,
>> H.
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Wolfgang Huber

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