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Allow symlinks in create_package #794

antass opened this issue Jun 27, 2019 · 1 comment

Allow symlinks in create_package #794

antass opened this issue Jun 27, 2019 · 1 comment


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@antass antass commented Jun 27, 2019

This issue came up when using rrtools::use_compendium which is a wrapper for usethis::create_package. Below is the issue I reported to rrtools:

When initiating a new compendium with:


where ~/path/to/new is a symlink to /some/other/path, rrtools throws an error:

> rrtools::use_compendium("~/path/to/new/compendium")
Error: '/home/nfs/' is not a directory.

However, replacing symlink with full path works:

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@hadley hadley commented Oct 17, 2019



base <- dir_create(file_temp())
base_a <- dir_create(path(base, "a"))
base_b <- link_create(base_a, path(base, "b"))

usethis::create_package(path(base_b, "c"))
#> Error: '/tmp/RtmpzLKzKT/file286037f9d19f/b' is not a directory.

Created on 2019-10-17 by the reprex package (v0.3.0)

@hadley hadley closed this in dbd87c7 Oct 17, 2019
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