[Rd] new bug in install.packages()

From: Hervé Pagès <hpages_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 18:01:29 -0700


install.packages() seems to be broken in latest R-devel snapshot (2010-07-19 r52561) if you are using an
R/R.version$platform-library/x.y directory.

   > .libPaths()
   [1] "/home/hpages/R/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-library/2.12"    [2] "/home/hpages/R-2.12/library"

   > install.packages("car")
   Error in sprintf(gettext(fmt, domain = domain), ...) : too few arguments

Looks like the problem is in these lines (lines 194-197 in file src/library/utils/R/packages2.R):

   lib <- .libPaths()[1L]
   if (length(.libPaths()) > 1L)

       message(gettextf("Installing package(s) into %s\n(as %s is unspecified)",

               sQuote(lib)), domain = NA)


> sessionInfo()

R version 2.12.0 Under development (unstable) (2010-07-19 r52561) Platform: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu (64-bit)


  [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8       LC_NUMERIC=C
  [3] LC_TIME=en_US.utf8        LC_COLLATE=en_US.utf8
  [5] LC_MONETARY=C             LC_MESSAGES=en_US.utf8
  [7] LC_PAPER=en_US.utf8       LC_NAME=C
  [9] LC_ADDRESS=C              LC_TELEPHONE=C

attached base packages:
[1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base

loaded via a namespace (and not attached): [1] tools_2.12.0

Hervé Pagès

Program in Computational Biology
Division of Public Health Sciences
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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