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

From: Marc Schwartz (via MN) <mschwartz_at_mn.rr.com>
Date: Tue 19 Sep 2006 - 16:09:16 GMT

On Tue, 2006-09-19 at 22:16 +1000, Robert King wrote:

> Here is another thing that might help work out what is happening.  If I 
> use --no-install, ade4 actually fails as well, in the same way as zipfR.
> 
>   [Desktop]$ R CMD check --no-install ade4
>   * checking for working latex ... OK
>   * 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 if this is a source package ... OK
>   * checking package directory ... OK
>   * checking for portable file names ... OK
>   * checking for sufficient/correct file permissions ... OK
>   * checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... ERROR
> 
>   [Desktop]$ R CMD check --no-install zipfR
>   * checking for working latex ... OK
>   * 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 if this is a source package ... OK
>   * checking package directory ... OK
>   * checking for portable file names ... OK
>   * checking for sufficient/correct file permissions ... OK
>   * checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... ERROR

<snip>

Robert,

I tried the process last night (my time) using the initial instructions on my FC5 system with:

$ R --version
R version 2.3.1 Patched (2006-08-06 r38829) Copyright (C) 2006 R Development Core Team

I could not replicate the problem.

However, this morning, with your additional communication:

$ R CMD check --no-install zipfR_0.6-0.tar.gz
* checking for working latex ... OK

WARNING: There were 2 warnings, see
  /home/marcs/Downloads/zipfR.Rcheck/00check.log
for details

So I am wondering if this raises the possibility of a locale issue on your FC5 system resulting in a problem reading DESCRIPTION files? It may be totally unrelated, but one never knows I suppose. Mine is:

$ locale
LANG=en_US.UTF-8

LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_ALL=


HTH, Marc Schwartz



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