Re: [Rd] R-2.0.0 (devel) binary Windows package problems; was: Problem with Rcmdr Help menu under devel version of R 2.0.0

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Mon 30 Aug 2004 - 00:59:07 EST

John Fox wrote:

> Dear Uwe,
> 
> Brian has solved my help problem. I assume that you're responding to my
> report of problems with some R 2.0.0 Windows binary packages on CRAN.

John,

you are right (I was in hurry this morning, hence the too short answer). Thanks for reporting your problems.

The problem with package dependencies was my fault and will be fixed tomorrow. I was not careful enough during the last complete update of the binary packages (the scipts should have removed strucchange for R-2.0.0 also from the PACKAGES file, since it gives an error - Achim might want to fix it).

Wrong MD5 checksums are also reported by the machine I'm compiling the packages on. Look's like something has been chenged - but I do not know what ...
Just ignore the warnings and trust your updated virus scanner in the meantime. ;-)

Uwe

> Thanks for your help.
>  John
> 
> 

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Uwe Ligges [mailto:ligges@statistik.uni-dortmund.de]
>>Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2004 5:24 AM
>>To: John Fox
>>Cc: r-devel@stat.math.ethz.ch
>>Subject: Re: [Rd] Problem with Rcmdr Help menu under devel
>>version of R 2.0.0
>>
>>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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>>


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