Re: [Rd] R 2.3.1 and R2.3.0 crash with system() and shell() commands (PR#9207)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 06 Sep 2006 - 15:22:25 GMT

Works correctly for me in the Rtools directory on 2.3.1.

Any more clues as to how to reproduce this?

On Wed, 6 Sep 2006, Johannes.Prix@wu-wien.ac.at wrote:

> Full_Name: Johannes Prix
> Version: 2.3.1/2.3.0 not 2.1.1
> OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2 Build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.0503011519
> Submission from: (NULL) (137.208.41.103)
>
>
>
> In a vanilla R, version 2.3.1 or version 2.3.0 the following crashes:
>
> system("gzip.exe")
>
> where I did nothing, prior to this command, but change the directory to my other
> working directory where there's gzip.exe. Same happens for PUTTY's pscp.exe and
> other commands. Normally, I use a longer command line than the one above, but
> it also crashes with this short one. Makes no difference if I use Rgui.exe or
> Rterm.exe. Same result with "shell" instead of "system".
>
> With non-existing commands, I get
>
> > system("asdf")
> Warning message:
> asdf nicht gefunden
> >
>
> It works on an 2.1.1 installation though.
>
> The machine is otherwise "normal" but has lots of memory.
>
> Any clues on how to circumvent this would be wonderful. Otherwise I'll just
> stick to the R-2.1.1 where it's working. Please let me know if anything else in
> this bug report is missing.
>
> Thanks a lot and see ya,
> Johannes Prix.
>
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