Re: [Rd] Problem with creating default NAMESPACE on FreeBSD

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 13:50:28 +0100 (BST)

One possibility is that you are building from a tarball snapshot without mentioning it, and the (unspecified) tarball is incomplete.

For R-devel using tarballs is not a wise idea: they are really only checked carefully in pre-release periods. (One of the checks is that AFAIR CRAN builds from the tarballs, but CRAN is not manned at present.)

But as far as I can the 'make dist' procedure does work now and did at some point in the last week.

On Fri, 22 Jul 2011, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> It does not seem to happen to anyone else, including me on FreeBSD. Is this a
> completely clean install? src/library/datasets/Makefile definitely installs
> a NAMESPACE file as part of the mkR1 target, so I would check that you have a
> src/library/datasets/NAMESPACE file in your sources.
>
> (There was a short window on the 16th when it happened as a commit for
> src/library/datasets/NAMESPACE was missed at first.)
>
>
> On Fri, 22 Jul 2011, Rainer Hurling wrote:
>
>> After building and installing R-devel from 21/07/2011 on FreeBSD
>> 9.0-CURRENT (amd64), starting R gives the following warning:
>>
>> [..snip..]
>> Beim Start - Warnmeldung:
>> package 'datasets' in options("defaultPackages") was not found
>>
>> This happens with all versions after 14/07/2011. I think it is related to
>>
>> NEWS Sat, 16 Jul 2011
>> CHANGES IN R-devel PACKAGE INSTALLATION
>> Packages without explicit ‘NAMESPACE’ files will have a default one created
>> at build or INSTALL time, so all packages will have namespaces. A
>> consequence of this is that ‘.First.lib’ functions need to be renamed,
>> usually as ‘.onLoad’ but sometimes as ‘.onAttach’.
>>
>>
>> Package 'datasets' seems to be installed correctly under
>> /usr/local/lib/R/library/:
>>
>> ls -l datasets/
>> total 18
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel - 289 22 Jul 08:12:04 2011 DESCRIPTION
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel - 5547 22 Jul 08:12:04 2011 INDEX
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel - 512 22 Jul 08:12:04 2011 Meta
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel - 512 22 Jul 08:12:04 2011 R
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel - 512 22 Jul 08:12:04 2011 data
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel - 512 22 Jul 08:12:04 2011 help
>> drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel - 512 22 Jul 08:12:04 2011 html
>>
>>
>> Calling options("defaultPackages") shows all relevant packages:
>>
>> $defaultPackages
>> [1] "datasets" "utils" "grDevices" "graphics" "stats" "methods"
>>
>>
>> But trying to load library 'datasets' fails with the following message:
>>
>> library(datasets)
>> Fehler in library(datasets) :
>> package 'datasets' does not have a NAMESPACE and should be re-installed
>>
>>
>> Googling around for some days now it looks like this does not happen to
>> anyone else (at least there are no infos). Does anybody knows what is going
>> on here?
>>
>> Any help would be appreciated,
>> Rainer Hurling
>>
>>
>>
>> sessionInfo()
>> R Under development (unstable) (2011-07-21 r56467)
>> Platform: amd64-portbld-freebsd9.0 (64-bit)
>>
>> locale:
>> [1]
>> de_DE.ISO8859-15/de_DE.ISO8859-15/de_DE.ISO8859-15/C/de_DE.ISO8859-15/de_DE.ISO8859-15
>>
>> attached base packages:
>> [1] stats graphics grDevices utils methods base
>>
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-- 
Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595


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