R CMD build ignores files that it thinks does not belong to the source package (basically files that it does not know about). I believe that's the point made in R-exts.
Andy > From: Gabor Grothendieck > > On 6/9/05, Achim Zeileis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > On Thu, 9 Jun 2005 15:41:32 -0400 Gabor Grothendieck wrote: > > > > > I have NEWS, WISHLIST and THANKS files in the 'dyn' package > > > in the same directory as the DESCRIPTION file but I > noticed that they > > > did not survive the move to CRAN, at least on Windows. > > > > Moving to CRAN per se has nothing to do with this. If the files have > > been in the source package you submitted (they have been, > including a > > safety copy DESCRIPTION~ which you might want to eliminate in future > > versions), they are also in the source package on CRAN. > > The point is that they are not installed and hence not included in > > binary packages. > > > > > How do I incorporate them so that they are not omitted? > > > > Put them into the inst/ subdirectory, then they will also > be installed. > > Z > > > > Thanks, all. I think the manual could be more specific on this point. > I reread it based on Duncan's comment but did not see the advice > given in this thread there. What it does say is that README, NEWS > and ChangeLog "will be ignored by R" but is that supposed to mean > that it deletes them or just does not process them as part of the > automated documentation or what? I guess it means that it > does not propogate them into the installed version but if that's the > case it should say so and tell you what to do to get them to > appear. > > Just to confirm I assume that if I place these files and > also the README > which I forgot to mention) in inst they automatically get > copied to the main > directory at installation (where my DESCRIPTION file is) -- > or is there > something that I have to do to have this happen? > > ______________________________________________ > Rfirstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel > > > ______________________________________________ Remail@example.com mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel