Re: [Rd] Problem with Rcmdr Help menu under devel version of R 2.0.0

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Sun 29 Aug 2004 - 20:24:03 EST

John,

due to some Server modifications on my side and quite a lot of changes in R-2.0.0 (in devel) there might be an inconsistancy on CRAN. I'll check it this afternoon (MEST).

Uwe Ligges

John Fox wrote:

> Dear list members,
>
> I've encountered the following problem with the Rcmdr Help menu in the
> development version of R 2.0.0 under Windows XP ("Version 2.0.0 Under
> development (unstable) (2004-08-20), ISBN 3-900051-00-3"):
>
> The main Commander window has a (tcltk) Help menu with three items,
> "Commander help", "About Rcmdr", and "Introduction to the R Commander",
> which, in the development version of the Rcmdr package, call the following
> three functions:
>
> helpCommander <- function() help("Commander")
>
> helpAboutCommander <- function() help("aboutRcmdr")
>
> browseManual <- function() {
> browseURL(paste(file.path(.path.package(package="Rcmdr")[1], "doc"),
> "/Getting-Started-with-the-Rcmdr.pdf", sep=""))
> }
>
> (Of course, there are help pages for "Commander" and "aboutRcmdr" in the
> Rcmdr package).
>
> These functions are not exported by the Rcmdr package, but as near as I can
> tell, that doesn't seem to be the source of the problem.
>
> The third menu item works fine, but the other two [which contain calls to
> help()] appear to do nothing. I've tried several variations, including
> specifying the package argument to help() and using ? in place of help(),
> but to no avail. Curiously, calling, e.g., Rcmdr:::helpCommander() directly
> from the R command prompt works just fine.
>
> Unrelated to the above, I've also encountered some MD5 checksum problems
> with R 2.0.0 binary packages for Windows installed from CRAN:
>
> ------------- output --------------------
>
> files R/car have the wrong MD5 checksums
> files R/effects have the wrong MD5 checksums
> files R/multcomp have the wrong MD5 checksums
> files R/relimp have the wrong MD5 checksums
>
> ------------- end ---------------------
>
> Finally, there seems to be a dependency problem with the lmtest package
> Windows binary installed via the "Packages -> Install package(s) from CRAN"
> menu in the R Console:
>
> ------------- output --------------------
>
>

>>local({a <- CRAN.packages()

>
> + install.packages(select.list(a[,1],,TRUE), .libPaths()[1], available=a,
> dependencies=TRUE)})
> trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/PACKAGES'
> Content type `text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1' length 18348 bytes
> opened URL
> downloaded 17Kb
>
> also installing the dependencies 'sandwich', 'zoo', 'strucchange'
>
> trying URL
> `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/sandwich_0.1-3.zip'
> Content type `application/zip' length 75982 bytes
> opened URL
> downloaded 74Kb
>
> trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/zoo_0.2-0.zip'
> Content type `application/zip' length 53003 bytes
> opened URL
> downloaded 51Kb
>
> trying URL
> `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/strucchange_1.2-4.zip'
> Error in download.file(url, destfile, method, mode = "wb") :
> cannot open URL
> `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/strucchange_1.2-4.zip'
> In addition: Warning message:
> cannot open: HTTP status was `404 Not Found'
>
>
> ------------- end ---------------------
>
>
> Any help would be appreciated, particularly with the problem I'm
> experiencing with the Rcmdr Help menu.
>
> Thanks,
> John
>
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