Re: [Rd] eval(match.call()) (PR#9339)

From: <marc_schwartz_at_comcast.net>
Date: Fri 03 Nov 2006 - 20:09:40 GMT


On Fri, 2006-11-03 at 20:49 +0100, harringt@stat.ubc.ca wrote:
> Full_Name: Justin Harrington
> Version: 2.4.0
> OS: Fedora Core 6
> Submission from: (NULL) (142.103.121.203)
>
>
> When I type the (albeit stupid) command
>
> eval(match.call())
>
> R crashes with the following messages (truncated):
>
> *** buffer overflow detected ***: /usr/lib/R/bin/exec/R terminated
>

> The complete output is available at
http://md.stat.ubc.ca/Routput.txt
>
> For reference, here are the results from version:
>
> platform i686-redhat-linux-gnu
> arch i686
> os linux-gnu
> system i686, linux-gnu
> status
> major 2
> minor 4.0
> year 2006
> month 10
> day 03
> svn rev 39566
> language R
> version.string R version 2.4.0 (2006-10-03)
>
> and my version of R was installed using yum from the fedora repositories.

Hmmm....

I cannot replicate this using:

  R version 2.4.0 Patched (2006-10-03 r39576)

on FC5:

> eval(match.call())

Error in match.call(definition, call, expand.dots) :

        '.Primitive...' is not a function

I'm not running "Zod" yet, but:

  1. There have been LOTS of updates to FC6 since release from watching the FC lists. I would be sure that your system is fully updated.
  2. You might want to see if compiling and installing 2.4.0 patched from CRAN resolves this behavior at all, though I do not see anything readily evident in the NEWS file to suggest that any fixes are relevant here.
  3. If neither of those do anything, it would be worthwhile to file a bug report at RH's Bugzilla against R to see if there is something unique in the version that they are creating in Fedora Extras. Tom Callaway, RH's maintainer for R, does read r-devel, so he may pipe in here also. I have cc'd him on this reply.

>From the BT you provided, this looks like it could be a libreadline
issue perhaps.

HTH, Marc Schwartz



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