[Rd] Strange issues with new R-based 'R CMD build' and 'R CMD check' scripts on Windows

From: Hervé Pagès <hpages_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 13:51:16 -0700


Kind of related to the new R-based 'R CMD build' script being sometimes confused on Windows (as reported here a couple of weeks ago https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2010-June/057759.html), I also started to observe that the new R-based 'R CMD check' script gets also confused sometimes on Windows in a random way.

It seems that sometimes (maybe 1% of the times) running 'R CMD check' is actually running another script, not the 'check' script, e.g., here  

http://bioconductor.org/checkResults/2.7/bioc-LATEST/geneplotter/gewurz-checksrc.html the output of the command looks like if 'R CMD build' was run instead of 'R CMD check'.


http://bioconductor.org/checkResults/2.7/bioc-LATEST/lumi/gewurz-checksrc.html it looks like if 'R CMD Rd2txt' was run.

Same here  

http://bioconductor.org/checkResults/2.7/bioc-LATEST/HTqPCR/liverpool-checksrc.html and here  


Like with the new R-based 'R CMD build' script, the problem seems to happen randomly for a couple of packages every day. It seems to affect our 2 Windows build machines, 32-bit and 64-bit. Both are using R-2.12.0 (2010-07-06 r52464).


Hervé Pagès

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