Re: [Rd] Malformed package name (PR#8314)

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Date: Wed 16 Nov 2005 - 11:05:50 GMT

>>>>> "petrakl" == petrakl <> >>>>> on Wed, 16 Nov 2005 10:10:46 +0100 (CET) writes:

    petrakl> Full_Name: L. Petrák
    petrakl> Version: 2.2
    petrakl> OS: w2k
    petrakl> Submission from: (NULL) (

    petrakl> # rcmd build Translation-it
    petrakl> * checking for file 'Translation-it/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
    petrakl> * preparing 'Translation-it':
    petrakl> * checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... ERROR     petrakl> Malformed package name

    petrakl> See the information on DESCRIPTION files in section 'Creating R     petrakl> packages' of the 'Writing R Extensions' manual.

if you do what this error message tells you, you should quickly find

>> The `Package' and `Version' fields give the name and the version of
>> the package, respectively. The name should consist of letters,
>> numbers, and the dot character and start with a letter. ...............

Hence it's clear that the character "-" is not allowed in a package name.

So why do you think this is a bug ?

    petrakl> =====
    petrakl> char "-" is not alowed in package name (bug in
    petrakl> 'build' script or 'utils.R' or 'manuals/R-ext')

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich mailing list Received on Wed Nov 16 22:27:41 2005

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