Re: [R] repeated - R package - Compilation Error

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Sun 21 Aug 2005 - 07:58:04 EST

>>>>> "rab45" == rab45 <rab45>

>>>>> on Thu, 11 Aug 2005 09:25:14 -0400 (EDT) writes:

     .................

    rab45> I'm not sure what your point is. I'm getting a compilation error for a
    rab45> package that should compile without errors. The error message doesn't say
    rab45> anything about needing anything - it doesn't complain about
    rab45> "dependencies." Now once I got repeated to compile, it did give a
    rab45> *warning" message about needing rmutils. But rmutils won't compile and
    rab45> gives several error messages (in my other post). I've installed many R     rab45> packages and I've never seen problems like this before.

well, probably the others where CRAN or bioconductor packages ?

You know, there *is* a reason why we (actually, the repository maintainers) require that a package runs "R CMD check" without a warning.
If package authors are not willing to clean up and document their code well enough to be accepted by CRAN, you have to expect hardship when trying to install / use the package....

Martin Maechler



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