Write a VIEWS control file for a CRAN-style package repository
This function writes a
VIEWS file to the top-level of a
CRAN-style package repository. The
VIEWS file is in DCF format
and describes all packages found in the repository.
VIEWS file contains the complete
for each source package in the repository. In addition, metadata for
available binary packages and vignettes is centralized here.
write_VIEWS(reposRootPath, fields = NULL, type = c("source", "win.binary", "win64.binary", "mac.binary", "mac.binary.leopard","mac.binary.mavericks"), verbose = FALSE, vignette.dir = "vignettes")
- character vector containing the path to the CRAN-style repository root directory.
- Any additional fields to include. You shouldn't need this, but if you have added fields to the DESCRIPTION files of the packages in the repository, you may want it.
- One of
mac.binary.leopardindicating which set of packages should be used to build up the "shared" information. Since a repository can contain different versions of the same package (source vs binary) the shared information may not be reliable.
- logical, if
TRUE, print progress messages.
- character specifying where to look for vignettes.
This function uses a private function from the