[R] R CMD build

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sun Nov 24 17:49:56 CET 2002

Frank E Harrell Jr <fharrell at virginia.edu> writes:

> Using R CMD INSTALL packagename.tar.gz on
> platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
> arch     i686
> os       linux-gnu
> system   i686, linux-gnu
> status
> major    1
> minor    6.1
> year     2002
> month    11
> day      01
> language R
> I used to get html and latex files recreated only when the source
> .Rd file changed. Now I am getting html and latex (and text and
> example) recreated whenever I run R CMD INSTALL when I do not change
> any .Rd files. Does anyone know how to get the old behavior or have
> an idea what I'm doing wrong, to save processing time? Thanks -Frank

You're not doing anything wrong, but the old code was. The basic issue
was that if you built an old package after a newer one was issued, and
then tried to upgrade, then the old object files were newer than the
new source files, and hence weren't updated. Someone got bitten by
this during the 1.6.1 burn-in so we changed it to rebuild
unconditionally. If you have a better scheme for avoiding that effect,
please tell...

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