Re: [Rd] [R-sig-Debian] problem with update.packages (PR#13162)

From: <mar36_at_psu.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 03:15:04 +0200 (CEST)

Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> On 14 October 2008 at 09:39, Simon Blomberg wrote:
> | Hi, is anyone else getting this error? Could this be a bug?:
> |
> | > update.packages(ask=FALSE)
> | Error in read.dcf(pkgpath, fields = fields) :
> | Line starting 'unix; ...' is malformed!
> |
> | > sessionInfo()
> | R version 2.8.0 RC (2008-10-12 r46696)
> | x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
>
> Confirmed in plain R using the same package built this morning from last
> night's tarball from Denmark: Running update.packages() yields:
>

>> update.packages()

> --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
> Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... done
> Error in read.dcf(pkgpath, fields = fields) :
> Line starting 'unix; ...' is malformed!

Just built hardy amd64 packages, and I do not receive this error message and was able to update packages with no issues. It was R version 2.8.0 RC (2008-10-12 r46696). Not sure what I have done differently, just used the same scripts we have been using to build ubuntu packages.

Michael

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