Re: [Rd] cygwin and tar -- still?

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Sun 25 Dec 2005 - 10:03:23 GMT

Jeff D. Hamann wrote:
> I've upgraded laptops and have put a new version of R on the new machine as
> well as the tools for building packages. I know R has required a
> "non-broken" version of tar for some time now and was hoping to not have to
> install any cygwin tools. Since building packages requires the use of MinGW
> and MSYS, why can't we simply use the tar that's part of msys?

No, "MSYS" is not required nor supported.

> After looking at the following results:
>
> E:\conifers>rcmd build --binary rconifers
> * checking for file 'rconifers/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
> * preparing 'rconifers':
> * checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... OK
> * cleaning src
> * checking whether 'INDEX' is up-to-date ... NO
> * use '--force' to overwrite the existing 'INDEX'
> * removing junk files
> tar: /cygdrive/E/conifers/rconifers_0.0-5.tar: Cannot open: No such file or
> directory
> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> tar: /cygdrive/E/conifers/rconifers_0.0-5.tar: Cannot open: No such file or
> directory
> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> Error: cannot open file 'rconifers/DESCRIPTION' for reading
>
> E:\conifers>
>
> I still don't understand why the cygwin tool is required. I'm just a mere
> simpleton and haven't spent the time required to become king-fu master with
> this particular minutiae. Could the script that builds the package be fixed?
> Is it broken? If it's not broken, what's with the cygdrive stuff? why does
> the entire path need to be there?
>
> Is the tar that's in the tools.zip from
> http://www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools/ any different than the one with
> MSYS?
Yes, it is different and it works.

Simply don't use MSYS, but use the recommended tools.

Uwe Ligges

>
> Jeff.
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