Re: [Rd] R 2.0.0: problem: installing --with-package-versions

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 06 Oct 2004 - 06:16:04 EST


It seems that if you first install this without --with-package-versions then with and then remove the first version, it works.

Here is a patch, shortly to appear in R-patched/R-devel:

On Tue, 5 Oct 2004, Matthias Burger wrote:

>
> Hello R developers,
>
> installing R 2.0.0 from source on a Linux Debian system (gcc 3.2.2)
> - which worked just fine - I encountered the following problem when trying to
> update/install packages with the option --with-package-versions:
>
> example: RUnit 0.4.0 (also on CRAN)
>
> R20 CMD INSTALL -l /mnt/local/R/R-2.0.x-libs-EpiR --with-package-versions
> RUnit_0.4.0.tar.gz
>
> or after untaring
> R20 CMD INSTALL -l /mnt/local/R/R-2.0.x-libs-EpiR --with-package-versions RUnit
>
> I get
> * Installing *source* package 'RUnit' as 'RUnit_0.4.0' ...
> ** R
> ** inst
> ** save image
> Error in loadNamespace(package, lib.loc, keep.source, TRUE, TRUE) :
> package 'RUnit' does not have a name space
> Execution halted
> ERROR: execution of package source for 'RUnit' failed
>
> This happens only with the --with-package-versions option.
> I scanned the manual and ?INSTALL but did not find mention of this behaviour.
>
> Any suggestion what I have overlooked or how to cure the failure?
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Matthias
>
>
> >version
> _
> platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
> arch i686
> os linux-gnu
> system i686, linux-gnu
> status
> major 2
> minor 0.0
> year 2004
> month 10
> day 04
> language R
>
>

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