[Rd] passing extra arguments to devtools::build

Jan Gorecki j@goreck| @end|ng |rom w|t@edu@p|
Fri Sep 27 15:33:20 CEST 2019

Dear Michael,

I think R-devel mailing list is not a proper place to report issues
with devtools. I would try filling an issue in their github
If you are able to reproduce this issue using plain R without any
extra packages, then please provide such example here.

Jan Gorecki

On Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 3:18 PM Michael Friendly <friendly using yorku.ca> wrote:
> This question was posed on SO :
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/58118495/passing-extra-argumenets-to-devtoolsbuild
> but there has been no useful reply.
> Something seems to have changed in the |devtools|package, so that the
> following commands, that used to run now give an error I can't decipher:
> |>Sys.setenv(R_GSCMD="C:/Program
> Files/gs/gs9.21/bin/gswin64c.exe")>devtools::build(args
> =c('--resave-data','--compact-vignettes="gs+qpdf"'))The
> filename,directory name,or volume label syntax is incorrect. Error
> in(function(command =NULL,args =character(),error_on_status
> =TRUE,:System command error|
> I've tried other alternatives with other |devtools| commands, like just
> passing a single argument, but still get the same error
> |args ='--compact-vignettes="gs+qpdf"'devtools::check_win_devel(args=args)|
> I'm using devtools 2.2.0, under R 3.5.2
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