install_github not installing some folders in inst/ #185

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ramnathv opened this Issue Nov 1, 2012 · 4 comments

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ramnathv commented Nov 1, 2012

I am not sure if I am doing something stupid, but for some reason, all folders in inst are not getting installed when I run install_github('slidify', 'ramnathv', ref = 'dev'). In particular the folder inst/scaffold is not getting installed.

I ran devtools::install from the local repo and everything works fine. I also checked the zipball to make sure that it contained inst\scaffold and it does.

Does anyone know what might be going on?

NOTE. I am cross posting this on SO.

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wch commented Nov 1, 2012

I think maybe scaffold is a special name? I just tried renaming it to scaffold-1 and it installed correctly. Maybe this is a question for the r-devel list?

ramnathv commented Nov 1, 2012

That is strange. I just renamed the directory and it works. But, I am still puzzled since scaffold did not cause any problem when installing from the local repository. Do install and install_github work differently, which might be causing some of the issue?

ramnathv commented Nov 1, 2012

Feel free to close this issue, since renaming worked for me. However, my question is still of academic interest!

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wch commented Nov 1, 2012

I'd be curious to find out why this happens. Do you mind posting a question about it to the r-devel list?

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