Paul Gilbert pgilbert at bank-banque-canada.ca
Wed Jul 28 18:33:08 CEST 2004


To work around this problem I generate the DESCRIPTION and 
DESCRIPTION.in files from my Makefile. (BTW, using make to control the 
building process is pretty useful.) If I am building a single package I 
generate DESCRIPTION and if I am generating a bundle I generate 

If you want more details on my whole Makefile system then let me know.

Paul Gilbert

Kevin Bartz wrote:

> Hello R world! I'm building a bundle of four packages, but I don't always
> want to build the whole bundle. Usually I just want to tweak one function in
> one of the packages and rebuild just that package. As such, I have
> DESCRIPTION and DESCRIPTION.in files sitting in all the package folders.
> Unfortunately, there's a pesky line in R CMD build that hacks away
> DESCRIPTION whenever it sees DESCRIPTION.in. This is okay for building the
> whole bundle, but it makes it a major pain to build any of the packages
> individually. I am root, so for now I have commented the offending line in
> /usr/local/lib/R/bin/build. Is this the proper solution or am I overlooking
> something? Thanks for any help you can provide,
> Kevin
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