Re: [Rd] can't build recent checkout of r-devel: tools invalid package

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Tue 31 Aug 2004 - 05:20:27 EST

Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:

> On Mon, 30 Aug 2004, Jeff Gentry wrote:
>
> > > make[5]: Leaving directory `/udd/stvjc/JEDI/R200/src/library/tools/src'
> > > make[4]: Leaving directory `/udd/stvjc/JEDI/R200/src/library/tools/src'
> > > Error in loadNamespace(package, lib.loc, keep.source, TRUE, TRUE) :
> > > 'tools' is not a valid package -- installed < 2.0.0?
> > > Execution halted
> >
> > I'm getting the same error. At first I thought it was that I was picking
> > up an older version of R in my path, but that's not the case.
>
> This is a transient problem caused by a bug fix, and has gone away
> again.
>
> Please do remember that R-devel is `under development' and be a bit more
> patient. We do not guarantee that it will build from `make distclean' on
> all OSes at all hours of every day (and explicitly say otherwise).

This was actually quite an insidious error. Rebuilding in an existing build directory showed no errors for me, only when I tried a completely clean build did I reproduce the problem reported. Maybe it's not too bad to have people a bit quick to complain...

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