Re: [Rd] R crashes when I open R files in R (PR#10402)

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2007 10:47:06 -0500

On 11/9/2007 10:31 AM, Jérôme Lemaître wrote:
> Dear Duncan,
>
> I thank you very much for your attention and I apologize for the few
> information. Here is some more... I have made some tests and I think that I
> have found the problem.
> The thing is that R crashes when both of the followings happen:

Thanks, I can reproduce it now. Looks as though we've got a buffer somewhere that's too short.

I'll track it down and fix it.

Duncan Murdoch

>
> 1) The name of the script (a file saved as R file, e.g. "test.R" through the
> command "File/Save as" in a R session) has more than 5 characters.
> Capitalization, numbers of letters do not seem to matter.
>
> 2) The location of the script is in a subfolder of third order as compared
> to the R session.
>
>
> For example, my R session is in:
> C:\Documents and Settings\Administrateur\Mes documents\Analyses\AnalysesGUD\
>
> So I'm able to open any R file, whatever the number of character in its
> name, if it is located in
> C:\Documents and Settings\Administrateur\Mes documents\Analyses\AnalysesGUD\
>
> Or in
> C:\Documents and Settings\Administrateur\Mes
> documents\Analyses\AnalysesGUD\PourArticle\
>
> Or in
> C:\Documents and Settings\Administrateur\Mes
> documents\Analyses\AnalysesGUD\PourArticle\Analyses\
>
> However, it crashes if the name of the R file has more than 5 characters and
> is located in
> C:\Documents and Settings\Administrateur\Mes
> documents\Analyses\AnalysesGUD\PourArticle\Analyses\ModeleDensiT\
>
> And other subfolders.
>
> I hope this is enough and that you'll be able to find a way to solve that.
> Thank you very much for your help.
>
>
>
>
> Jérôme
>
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>
>
>
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Duncan Murdoch [mailto:murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca]
> Envoyé : 8 novembre 2007 06:10
> À : jerome.lemaitre.1_at_ulaval.ca
> Cc : r-devel_at_stat.math.ethz.ch; R-bugs_at_biostat.ku.dk
> Objet : Re: [Rd] R crashes when I open R files in R (PR#10402)
>
> On 06/11/2007 9:05 AM, jerome.lemaitre.1@ulaval.ca wrote:
>> Full_Name: Jerome Lemaitre
>> Version: 2.6.0
>> OS: Windows XP
>> Submission from: (NULL) (132.203.202.117)
>>
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have recently downloaded the 2.6.0 version of R and I experience
> troubles that
>> never happened to me with previous versions.
>>
>> I open an R session with an R shortcut in "My documents/Analyses".
> However, when
>> I want to open R files such script using "File/open script" R crashes. I
> have
>> made some tests and it appears that the software is more prone to crash
> when the
>> script in not located in the same folder as the R shortcut. For example,
> my
>> script may be in a subfolder: "My documents/Analyses/GLM".
>>
>> I hope you will find an easy way to fix this.
>
> We need to reproduce it first. I tried to follow your instructions, and
> didn't see a problem. Could you please give complete details of a
> reproducible way to cause the crash, starting from an R session with an
> empty workspace? Please be specific about the directory name, the file
> names, and the contents of the file you are trying to open.
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>
>



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