Re: [Rd] R CMD check problem on R 2.6.1 RC

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 12:16:59 -0500

On 11/22/2007 10:11 AM, Ulrike Grömping wrote:
> Hi Duncan,
> yes, I am talking about a new version (currently called 1.99, to be
made 2.0 on release). I don't think I should attach the file in a note to the list - should I ?
> I've just attached the tar-file for you. Please let me know if I
should put it somewhere else.

Sending it to me was fine. I hope you don't mind me taking the conversation back to the list.

I don't get an error with 1.99 either, other than this one which isn't your fault:

> * checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... WARNING
> Unknown encoding with non-ASCII data
> Fields with non-ASCII values:
> Packaged
> See the information on DESCRIPTION files in section 'Creating R
> packages' of the 'Writing R Extensions' manual.

This came because R CMD build put the o-umlaut in your name into the Packaged field, i.e. DESCRIPTION has this:

Packaged: Thu Nov 22 16:06:24 2007; Grömping

I would call this a bug in our build script, but not one that is serious enough to fix before 2.6.1 gets released.

In the check log I see at least one use of svydesign with a warning but no error:

> ### create design with clusters
> des <- svydesign(id=~subj,data=dat)

Warning in svydesign(id = ~subj, data = dat) :

   No weights or probabilities supplied, assuming equal probability

So I'd come back to guessing that you have survey installed in a non-standard place, and R CMD check isn't finding it.

Duncan Murdoch mailing list Received on Thu 22 Nov 2007 - 17:16:23 GMT

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