[Rd] Hidden files in source packages
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Aug 27 09:46:00 CEST 2012
R-devel has been warning for some time about hidden files (in the Unix
sense, starting with a period) in source packages. We could get R CMD
build and the CRAN incoming scripts to remove these *if* we knew that
they were never needed.
It seems clear that
are R leftovers,
is from an Apple filesystem and
.tex .log .aux .pdf .png
are junk (as file names, not extensions).
However, is there ever any reason for any of
to be in a source package tarball? (For some of these it is not clear
where they come from since there are multiple possible origins.)
If you know of a reason to retain any of these, please let
CRAN at r-project.org know (with 'Hidden files' in the subject line).
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
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