Re: [Rd] R CMD build question

From: Martin Maechler <>
Date: Fri 22 Sep 2006 - 16:33:35 GMT

>>>>> "JimMcD" == James W MacDonald <>
>>>>> on Fri, 22 Sep 2006 11:28:48 -0400 writes:

    JimMcD> On Solaris when my package is built, I get the following result:

I don't think this is bound to Solaris at all.

    JimMcD> creating vignettes ...Segmentation Fault - core dumped     JimMcD> OK

    JimMcD> My question isn't why I get a segfault, but why does
    JimMcD> build return an OK after such an inauspicious event?
    JimMcD> Is build only supposed to error out if something
    JimMcD> more central to the package is off?

    JimMcD> R CMD check does issue a warning that the vignette     JimMcD> is missing, so maybe that is the intended result.

I have been puzzled recently by similar behavior, and I think that current behavior is not satisfactory. IIRC, I even got

creating vignettes ... OK

But from the 3 vignettes, the 2nd one gave an error (in R code), and consequently only the pdf of the 1st vignette had been built --- all completely silently until you "R CMD check" the built tar file get the warning about missing pdf.

I only did not "complain" because people could have pointed out to me that I could fix the problem myself .. :-\

Martin mailing list Received on Sat Sep 23 02:36:58 2006

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