GitHub user shivaram opened a pull request:

    Skip building R vignettes if Spark is not built

    ## What changes were proposed in this pull request?
    When we build the docs separately we don't have the JAR files from the 
Spark build in
    the same tree. As the SparkR vignettes need to launch a SparkContext to be 
built, we skip building them if JAR files don't exist
    ## How was this patch tested?
    To test this we can run the following: 
    build/mvn -DskipTests -Psparkr clean
    You should see a line `Skipping R vignettes as Spark JARs not found` at the 

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    This closes #15200
commit eb7e8b81b9af524f6ead8b46798cb6bf29359a19
Author: Shivaram Venkataraman <>
Date:   2016-09-22T17:41:01Z

    Skip building R vignettes if Spark is not built


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