[Rd] Recursive dependencies(Rcmdr)

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Fri 11 Nov 2005 - 15:10:39 GMT

Something might have slipped by me, but I got into the following situation installing Rcmdr:

< install.packages("Rcmdr",depend=TRUE) >

Oodles of Output, until:

.... Several oodles more for remaining packages ....

The downloaded packages are in

        /tmp/RtmpF23254/downloaded_packages Warning messages:
1: installation of package 'multcomp' had non-zero exit status in: install.packages("Rcmdr", depend = TRUE) 2: cannot create HTML package index in: tools:::unix.packages.html(.Library)

OK, so we start Rcmdr

> library(Rcmdr)

Loading required package: tcltk
Loading required package: car

it then detects that multcomp is missing and asks for permission to install it, giving the same result.

The thing appears to be that multcomp depends on mvtnorm, but the extra dependency goes undetected. Manual installation of the two works.

A workaround is that John adds mvtnorm to the Suggested list for Rcmdr, but I wonder if we couldn't do something smarter.

> version

platform x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu

arch     x86_64
os       linux-gnu

system x86_64, linux-gnu
major 2
minor 2.0
year 2005
month 10
day 06
svn rev 35749
language R
> .libPaths()

[1] "/home/bs/pd/Rlibrary" "/usr/lib64/R/library"
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