[Rd] Mac and Windows binaries of rJava broken for R-devel?

From: Hervé Pagès <hpages_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:52:29 -0700


Hi,

Here is a problem we see with the Mac and Windows binaries of rJava (0.9-3) currently available on CRAN for R-devel (i.e. under bin/macosx/leopard/contrib/2.16/ and bin/windows/contrib/2.16/):

   > library(rJava)
   > .jinit("gaggle/inst/jars/gaggleRShell.jar")    Error in .Call("R_do_new_object", ClassDef, PACKAGE = "base") :      "R_do_new_object" not available for .Call() for package "base"

The same code works fine with R-devel on Linux and the same version of rJava, or with R-2.15 on all platforms and the same version of rJava (Mac or Windows binaries installed from CRAN).

The binaries currently available on CRAN for R-devel seem to predate some important changes in R-devel with respect to the exposure of some .Call entry points. Could it be that those binaries just need to be rebuilt with a more recent version of R-devel?

FWIW, we have a few packages in the development version of Bioconductor that are affected by this issue.

Thanks in advance,
H.

> sessionInfo()

R Under development (unstable) (2012-10-17 r60955) Platform: i386-apple-darwin9.8.0/i386 (32-bit)

locale:
[1] en_US/en_US/en_US/C/en_US/en_US

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

other attached packages:
[1] rJava_0.9-3

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Hervé Pagès

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