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

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Wed 23 Nov 2005 - 08:54:45 GMT

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

> From:
>> On Tuesday 22 November 2005 12:55, 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.

Brian D. Ripley,        
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