Re: [Rd] R-based version of R CMD build broken on Windows

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 10:48:41 +0200

On 10.06.2010 23:16, Hervé Pagès wrote:
> Hi,
>
> The R-based version of R CMD build doesn't work for me on Windows:
>
> E:\biocbld\bbs-2.7-bioc>R\bin\R CMD build meat\Biobase
> * checking for file 'meat\Biobase/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
> * preparing 'Biobase':
> * checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... OK
> * cleaning src
> * installing the package to re-build vignettes
> Warning in shell(sprintf("%s > %s 2>&1", command, outfile), shell =
> "cmd.exe") :
> '"E:\biocbld\bbs-2.7-bioc\R/bin/i386/Rcmd.exe" INSTALL -l
> "C:\DOCUME~1\BIOCBU~1\LOCALS~1\tmpdir\RtmpfEAMUM\Rinst4488262f"
> "E:/biocbld/bbs-2.7-bioc/meat/Biobase" >
> C:\DOCUME~1\BIOCBU~1\LOCALS~1\tmpdir\RtmpfEAMUM\xshell2bc3cf 2>&1'
> execution failed with error code 1
> -----------------------------------
> The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
> -----------------------------------
> ERROR: Installation failed
> Removing installation dir
>
> The old Perl-based version (R\bin\R CMD obuild) does work with no problem.
>
> My R version is:
>
> E:\biocbld\bbs-2.7-bioc>R\bin\R --version
> R version 2.12.0 Under development (unstable) (2010-06-07 r52225)
> Copyright (C) 2010 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
> ISBN 3-900051-07-0
>
> R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
> You are welcome to redistribute it under the terms of the
> GNU General Public License version 2.
> For more information about these matters see
>
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.
>
> I'm on Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit). I have the same problem on
> Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (64-bit) (using the same revision
> of R 2.12.0). I don't have any problem on Linux or Mac OS X.
>
> FYI, this problem is causing most of the Bioconductor packages to
> be red on Windows on our daily build/check report:
>
> http://bioconductor.org/checkResults/2.7/bioc-LATEST/
>
> OTOH I don't see anything like that on the check summaries for
> CRAN packages:
>
> http://cran.r-project.org/web/checks/check_summary.html
>
> Maybe because CRAN only runs R CMD check which is still Perl-based?

No, but because the Windows checks on that page are not yet available for R-devel.

Best,
Uwe Ligges

> Thanks,
> H.
>



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