[Rd] seek() and gzfile() on 32-bit R2.12.0 in linux

From: Brandon Whitcher <bwhitcher_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 12:14:35 +0100

Peter, thanks for your comments. The reason I have taken this issue to R-devel is from the advice of Kurt Hornik. An update to my package oro.nifti is being refused by CRAN because it fails on the
_development_ version of R on 32-bit linux. As we have just discussed
(and thanks to Matt's input), the problem is not with my package but with the development version of R. Hence, I wanted to alert to the R Core Development Team that the _unstable_ version of R appears to have a problem.

Obviously, I would prefer to have my new version of oro.nifti accepted by CRAN... but at the moment I am in between a rock and a hard place. I agree that the 2.12.0 release of R is quite far in the future. Is there a possibility of relaxing the exclusion criteria for CRAN?



Please notice that there is NO release of R 2.12.0 until some time around October. You are using a build from the UNSTABLE development branch. The stable branch is 2.11.1 with a release date of May 31. If Ubuntu is claiming that there is such a thing as a R 2.12.0 release, I'd say that they have a problem.

Not that we don't welcome reports on problems in the development branch, but do notice that it is by definition UNSTABLE, and that bugs can come and go without notice.


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