[R] rdb and rds files include abolute file paths / help understanding how lazy-load dbs are created

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Fri Apr 21 01:36:33 CEST 2017

I would have thunk that the right list would be



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> On Apr 19, 2017, at 3:40 PM, Philip Rinn <rinni at inventati.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>> On 12.04.2017 at 08:09, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
>> Someone might respond here anyway, but I think this is more of an R-devel
>> question.
> I tired R-devel before[1] with no response :(.
>> Anyway, as long as the package file after installation has appropriate file
>> names for where it is installed, what does it matter what is in the files
>> before installation?
> That's actually the point. In the installed .rd[bs] files the absolute file paths
> are still present but often[2] the referenced files don't even exist on the
> computer the packaged is installed. My approach therefore is to replace those
> absolute paths by relative[3] paths. But to do so I need to understand where
> exactly those absolute paths are injected in the files - that's why I asked for
> help in my fist mail - sorry for not being clear enough.
> Best,
> Philip
> [1] https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2017-April/074016.html
> [2] At least on Linux for packages installed via the distribution packages system.
> And I think this also holds for prebuild windows/mac builds from cran.
> [3] Relative to teh root directory of the package source
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