[R] problem building R packages in windows xp

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Sun Jul 24 20:14:33 CEST 2005

Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:

> On 24 July 2005 at 13:44, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> | hhc.exe is the Microsoft help compiler.  You have to download that
> | and then put hhc.exe somewhere in your path.  The Windows
> | console command
> | 
> | path
> | 
> | will give you the pathnames in your current path, any of which 
> | you could put it in.
> A cheap alternative is to create an empty batch file hhc.bat. I used that for
> a while when I couldn't be bothered to download hhc.exe. However, if you
> actually use compiled html (I don't, from ESS/XEmacs), you may want to get
> hhc.exe.
> If there ever was a vote, mine would be for making hhc.exe optional rather
> than required.

You can simply avoid building chm files by saying:

    R CMD INSTALL --docs="normal" MyPackage


> Regards, Dirk

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