Re: [Rd] core Matrix package segfaulted on R CMD check --use-gct

From: Hin-Tak Leung <>
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2011 06:09:49 +0100 (BST)

> On Apr 7, 2011, at 23:57 , Hin-Tak Leung wrote:
> >
> > Oh, I am tracking both R and Matrix via git-svn and
> retrieves all revisions to all branches daily (or at least,
> regularly). I.e. R svn head.  2.13.0 only forked off
> recently and most of the trunk<->2.13.0rc differences
> are so far mostly documentation-related. I could switch to
> track R 2.13.x branch if you insist.
> >
> Please do. It's the branch that is supposed to stabilize
> during prerelease times.
> Also, please check the prerelease tarballs, errors in "make
> dist" are not caught when building from svn.

Just so that there is no doubt, here is the recipe with the latest rc tar ball, cutting-and-pasting from my command history:

wget -m cd /tmp
tar -zxpvf ~/ cd R-rc/
export DEFS='-DUSE_TYPE_CHECKING_STRICT -DR_MEMORY_PROFILING' ; ./configure --enable-memory-profiling --enable-strict-barrier --enable-byte-compiled-packages --with-valgrind-instrumentation=2 ; make cd src/library/
cd Recommended/
../../../bin/R CMD check --use-gct Matrix_0.999375-49.tar.gz

Running examples in ‘Matrix-Ex.R’ failed The error occurred in:

R version 2.13.0 RC (2011-04-07 r55373)
Copyright (C) 2011 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing ISBN 3-900051-07-0
Platform: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu (64-bit) ...
> pkgname <- "Matrix"
> source(file.path(R.home("share"), "R", "examples-header.R"))
> gctorture(TRUE)
> options(warn = 1)
> library('Matrix')
Loading required package: lattice
Error in regexpr("package:", envName, fixed = TRUE) :   unprotected object (0x3be2ba8) encountered (was INTSXP) Error: package/namespace load failed for 'Matrix' Execution halted mailing list Received on Fri 08 Apr 2011 - 16:27:51 GMT

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