[Rd] Problem in vignette packaging of Sweave in utils package
pauljohn32 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 07:23:44 CEST 2012
New help request below
On Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 7:25 AM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12-07-03 1:21 PM, Paul Johnson wrote:
>> In ?Sweave, it refers to Sweave User Manual. In the doc folder of
>> utils package, I see "Sweave.pdf".
>> However, I can't find it from within R
>>> vignette("Sweave User Manual")
>> Warning message:
>> vignette ‘Sweave User Manual’ not found
> Turns out there was a bug in the code to install from tarballs, so base
> package vignettes weren't fully installed. I've fixed it; installs from
> R-patched or R-devel revisions after 59750 should be okay.
> Duncan Murdoch
Can I ask you to check this one again?
I just built RPMS for R-2.15.1-patched 2012-07-25 on a Rocks Cluster
(Centos 5.3). I still see the trouble that the vignette for Sweave is
missing from the vignette index.
Below I'm showing everything I can think of that is related to this,
hoping it will give you an idea if the problem is on my end.
R version 2.15.1 Patched (2012-07-25 r59963)
Platform: x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu (64-bit)
 LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC=C
 LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8
 LC_MONETARY=en_US.UTF-8 LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8
 LC_PAPER=C LC_NAME=C
 LC_ADDRESS=C LC_TELEPHONE=C
 LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=C
attached base packages:
 stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
No vignettes found by browseVignettes("utils")
vignette ‘Sweave’ not found
As far as I can tell, the vignette WAS built and installed, as evidenced:
[pauljohn at devel doc]$ ls
But it is not found by the vignette indexing system, it's not in the
Maybe I did something to break the install when making the RPM. But I
don't know what:) I also built R the "old fashioned way" in the shell
and the result is the same.
For the RPM, I used a spec file I've slightly adapted from Tom "Spot"
Calloway's spec file that is used to build R for EPEL and Fedora.
Here's a copy:
And the output (stdout and stderr) from the build process, obtained from
$ rpmbuild -ba R-2.15.1-patch.spec --define "dist kurocks53" >
In order to make this work, I did one unsavory thing. I took the
contents of this R-patched_2012-07-25.tar.gz and re-named the
directory R-2.15.1 and then repackaged that as R-2.15.1.tar.gz. I
know this is unsavory to rename somebody else's packaging, but it was
the only way I could get the RPM build system to accept the version
number and file name. I put the date in the release version to reduce
confusion. The RPMs have names like:
Oh, heck. I'm just uploading them all to the same folder as the spec
file, on the off chance you can see what's wrong.
And the SRPM:
Paul E. Johnson
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