[Rd] Graphical option to update.packages in development version (build of the 2011-07-31 r56569) for Windows not working properly

From: Mark Difford <mark_difford_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 07:24:18 -0700 (PDT)

Dear R-core/development-team,

The problem noted in the subject-line has been a problem in the last three development versions of R for Windows that I have downloaded and tested, the most recent of them being a version I downloaded this morning.

Update.packages() using the graphical option, i.e. called as

update.packages(ask='graphics', checkBuilt=TRUE)

does not work as it should, but presents a list of all of the installed packages, regardless of version/time-stamp.

The call


works as it should.

> sessionInfo()
R Under development (unstable) (2011-07-31 r56569) Platform: x86_64-pc-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)

[1] LC_COLLATE=English_South Africa.1252 LC_CTYPE=English_South Africa.1252
[3] LC_MONETARY=English_South Africa.1252 LC_NUMERIC=C
[5] LC_TIME=English_South Africa.1252

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

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] tools_2.14.0

Mark Difford (Ph.D.)
Research Associate
Botany Department
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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