Re: [R] R CMD check fails at package dependencies check on Fedora Core 5, works on other systems

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Tue 19 Sep 2006 - 07:07:07 GMT

Robert King <Robert.King@newcastle.edu.au> writes:

> I'm testing a FC5 machine for use in a student lab. R 2.3.1 is installed and
> seems to work fine. There is one peculiarity - the logins are authenticating
> to a server, and a "verbose" flag is set somewhere, leading to lots of
> spurious messages like this
>
> request done: ld 0xa227598 msgid 1
>
> which may be confusing R.
>
> However, R CMD check seems to fail for packages with no dependencies at the
> dependencies check stage.
>
> I've tried this with two packages, my own gld and also zipfR. Both fail in
> the same way.
>
> [Desktop]$ R CMD check zipfR_0.6-0.tar.gz
> * checking for working latex ... OK
> request done: ld 0x8dfb170 msgid 1
> request done: ld 0x8dfb170 msgid 2
> * using log directory '/home/rak776/Desktop/zipfR.Rcheck'
> * using Version 2.3.1 (2006-06-01)
> * checking for file 'zipfR/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
> * checking extension type ... Package
> * this is package 'zipfR' version '0.6-0'
> * checking package dependencies ... ERROR
> [Desktop]$ R CMD check gld
> * checking for working latex ... OK
> * using log directory '/home/rak776/Desktop/gld.Rcheck'
> * using Version 2.3.1 (2006-06-01)
> * checking for file 'gld/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
> * this is package 'gld' version '1.8'
> * checking package dependencies ... ERROR
>
> Both these work on two other systems - one a debian/sarge AMD64 and a
> debian/sarge i386

And at least the former is quite happy on a vanilla FC5/ R2.3.1

What happens if you fire up R --quiet and submit

 tools:::.check_package_depends("zipfR")

(after unpacking the tarball, of course)? This gives no output for me.  

> A package with dependencies checks for dependencies correctly - for example
> ade4:
>
> Desktop]$ R CMD check ade4_1.4-1.tar.gz
> * checking for working latex ... OK
> request done: ld 0x994b168 msgid 1
> request done: ld 0x994b168 msgid 2
> request done: ld 0x994b168 msgid 3
> * using log directory '/home/rak776/Desktop/ade4.Rcheck'
> * using Version 2.3.1 (2006-06-01)
> * checking for file 'ade4/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
> * this is package 'ade4' version '1.4-1'
> * checking package dependencies ... ERROR
> request done: ld 0xa458598 msgid 1
> request done: ld 0xa458598 msgid 2
> request done: ld 0xa458598 msgid 3
> Packages required but not available:
> waveslim splancs maptools spdep pixmap ape tripack
>
> Does anyone have ideas on what is going wrong?
>
> Regards,
> Robert King
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