Re: [R] Problem configuring R-patched

From: Kevin E. Thorpe <kevin.thorpe_at_utoronto.ca>
Date: Sat 06 Aug 2005 - 02:41:09 EST

Martin Maechler wrote:
> Duncan> I believe there are two kinds of tar files. The daily
> Duncan> snapshots don't include the recommended packages, the
> Duncan> releases do.
>
> eeehm, no: The daily snapshots do contain the recommended packages,
> and have for quite a while now.
>
> Duncan> Or perhaps the test is a recent addition.
>
> only for a pretty generous definition of "recent".
>
> To be honest, I don't know what Kevin's problem could be.
>
> The daily snapshots are really produced here at ETH Zurich and
> daily mirrored from here to CRAN. I can see that the
> R-patched_2005-08-04.tar.gz
> does contain the recommended packages.
>
> Maybe your download wasn't completed; your disk full; or you
> have a gnome in your computer who occasionally deletes some of
> your files? I've had similar feelings a few times in the
> past...
>
> Kevin> Both versions were R-patched.tar.gz as opposed to the
> Kevin> devel sets which looks like it's actually a link to
> Kevin> the most recent. Maybe I incorrectly assumed that
>
> Kevin> Maybe I incorrectly assumed that the patched tarballs
> Kevin> contained the recommended packages.
>
> actually that was a correct assumption.
>
> Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich

I still don't know why it didn't work observe (sorry for the wrapping):

kevin@rho:/home/src> tar tvzf R-patched.tar.gz | grep Recommended drwxr-xr-x local/local 0 2005-08-03 20:45:50 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/
-rw-r--r-- local/local 2394 2005-04-18 08:51:32 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/Makefile.in -rw-r--r-- local/local 20 2005-04-18 08:51:32 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/.cvsignore -rw-r--r-- local/local 25656 2005-04-18 08:58:17 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/KernSmooth_2.22-15.tar.gz -rw-r--r-- local/local 465529 2005-07-28 11:45:14 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/VR_7.2-17.tar.gz -rw-r--r-- local/local 179895 2005-07-28 11:45:14 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/boot_1.2-23.tar.gz -rw-r--r-- local/local 190975 2005-07-03 11:45:11 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/cluster_1.10.1.tar.gz -rw-r--r-- local/local 273520 2005-07-14 11:45:08 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/foreign_0.8-9.tar.gz -rw-r--r-- local/local 205131 2005-07-27 11:45:14 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/lattice_0.12-1.tar.gz -rw-r--r-- local/local 240276 2005-07-12 11:46:13 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/mgcv_1.3-4.tar.gz -rw-r--r-- local/local 662143 2005-07-26 11:45:13 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/nlme_3.1-62.tar.gz -rw-r--r-- local/local 110072 2005-04-19 11:45:20 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/rpart_3.1-23.tar.gz -rw-r--r-- local/local 846737 2005-06-10 11:45:23 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/survival_2.18.tar.gz lrwxrwxrwx local/local 0 2005-08-03 20:45:50 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/VR.tgz -> VR_7.2-17.tar.gz lrwxrwxrwx local/local 0 2005-08-03 20:45:50 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/boot.tgz -> boot_1.2-23.tar.gz lrwxrwxrwx local/local 0 2005-08-03 20:45:50 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/cluster.tgz -> cluster_1.10.1.tar.gz lrwxrwxrwx local/local 0 2005-08-03 20:45:50 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/foreign.tgz -> foreign_0.8-9.tar.gz lrwxrwxrwx local/local 0 2005-08-03 20:45:50 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/KernSmooth.tgz -> KernSmooth_2.22-15.tar.gz
lrwxrwxrwx local/local 0 2005-08-03 20:45:50 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/lattice.tgz -> lattice_0.12-1.tar.gz lrwxrwxrwx local/local 0 2005-08-03 20:45:50 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/nlme.tgz -> nlme_3.1-62.tar.gz lrwxrwxrwx local/local 0 2005-08-03 20:45:50 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/mgcv.tgz -> mgcv_1.3-4.tar.gz lrwxrwxrwx local/local 0 2005-08-03 20:45:50 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/rpart.tgz -> rpart_3.1-23.tar.gz lrwxrwxrwx local/local 0 2005-08-03 20:45:50 R-patched/src/library/Recommended/survival.tgz -> survival_2.18.tar.gz

It appears to me that the recommended packages were in the tarball.

I suppose it is largely immaterial now given I have successfully re-built R.

Thanks your help.

-- 
Kevin E. Thorpe
Biostatistician/Trialist, Knowledge Translation Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
email: kevin.thorpe@utoronto.ca  Tel: 416.946.8081  Fax: 416.971.2462

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