Re: [Rd] cryptic message of R CMD check

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 07:21:29 +0100 (BST)

I've recently seen that message disappear again: July 29 is a long time ago in R development terms. Please do as the posting guide asked and update your R *before posting*.

On Thu, 14 Aug 2008, Dr. Peter Ruckdeschel wrote:

> Hi R-devels,
>
> recently, we have seen a new warning by "R CMD check"
> appearing for the devel-version of our package distrEx available on
> r-forge, e.g. as
>
> *|install.packages("/distrEx/",repos="http://r-forge.r-project.org")|*
>
> Here is the warning:
>
> %---------------------
> [...snip ...]
>
> * checking for unstated dependencies in R code ... WARNING
> .get_S4_methods_list(): *did* reduce list, dropping
> See the information on DESCRIPTION files in the chapter 'Creating R
> packages' of the 'Writing R Extensions' manual.
>
> [...snip ...]
> %-----------------------
>
> We get the same warning under Linux and Windows (if this helps).
>
> Unfortunately, we cannot give you very detailed information about
> our R running --- it is R-2.8.0dev but somehow R.Version() failed
> to give svn-details ---

You built it from an SVN checkut on a machine without functional SVN, I believe.

>> R.Version()$version.string
> [1] "R version 2.8.0 Under development (unstable) (2006-00-00 r00000)"
>
> but we built this R based on the then devel-version on July 29.
>
> Could you give us a clue in this
> Thank you already
>
> Peter
>
> --
> Dr. Peter Ruckdeschel, Abteilung Finanzmathematik, F3.17
> Fraunhofer ITWM, Fraunhofer Platz 1, 67663 Kaiserslautern
> Telefon: +49 631/31600-4699
> Fax : +49 631/31600-5699
> E-Mail : peter.ruckdeschel_at_itwm.fraunhofer.de
>
>
>

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