[Rd] SVN-REVSION altered when building R-devel out of tree from last snapshot

From: Herve Pages <hpages_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Tue 20 Dec 2005 - 01:10:58 GMT


Today I downloaded and compiled the last R-devel snapshot. The SVN-REVISION in the tarball contains the following:

  Revision: 36792
  Last Changed Date: 2005-12-18

But after compiling on Unix (I compiled out of tree), I ended up with an SVN-REVSION file containing:

  Revision: unknown
  Last Changed Date: Today

in the build tree.

Then when I start R, I get:

  R : Copyright Today, The R Foundation for Statistical Computing   Version 2.3.0 Under development (unstable) (Today-Today-Today)   ISBN 3-900051-07-0 even if I naively edit the SVN-REVISION in the build tree before to start R.

I got this problem on a 64-bit SUSE Linux 9.2, a 32-bit SUSE Linux 9.2 and a Solaris 2.9 sparc system.
On Windows however (where I built R directly in the source tree) I don't have this problem.

We need to update R-devel on our various build machines in order to test Bioconductor devel packages with last R-devel and we try to have the exact same R revision number on every test-machine. Last time I updated R-devel was 12/01/2005 and I used the same procedure that I am using today but I didn't have the SVN-REVISION problem.

Also I didn't try to build R-devel from SVN. Maybe this could solve the problem. It's just that using the tarball was easier to manage. Anyway I thought it might be worth reporting.



Hervé Pagès
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