Re: [Rd] make check fails for R 2.3.0 (PR#8343)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 23 Nov 2005 - 08:54:45 GMT

On Tue, 22 Nov 2005, Liaw, Andy wrote:

> From: ahenningsen@email.uni-kiel.de
>>
>> On Tuesday 22 November 2005 12:55, ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:
> [snip]
>>> Since it is unstable and=20
>>> unreleased, such things are by definition not bugs in R.
>>
>> Sorry, I did not know this. I thought that my report could help you.
>> The next time when I will find an error in R-devel I won't report it.
>
> I do not believe that's the intention. Problem with building R-devel should
> be reported, but as post to R-devel (the list), rather than filed as bug
> report.

Andy is right about the intention, as Martin Maechler has said. It might be a good idea to wait a few days and try the current R-devel before reporting, as for example files sometimes get missed out of the tarball for a day or two (but no longer).

The main point is to remember that the R-devel sources are not thoroughly tested and are not intended to be in working order on all platforms. (Automated testing lags a day or two behind, and fixing can lag further.) So if you are able to report something that is not obvious with an identified cause it is very helpful.

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