Re: [R] Strange update behavior of gregmisc

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Tue 25 Oct 2005 - 03:12:57 EST

Googling for "gregmisc update" points us, e.g., to

http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/~rking/R/devel/05/06/1140.html

Uwe Ligges

Thomas Schönhoff wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I notice an odd behavior of gregmisc package when using
> "update.packages()" via R --no-save (as root).
> Every time I launch update.packages() gregmisc is repeatedly selected
> for upgrade. Current available version of gregmisc is 2.08 according
> to 'installed.packages()'. Despite I obviousely have already installed
> the most up to date gregmisc, gregmisc will be updated repeatedly?
>
> No one seems to have noticed a similar behavior like this before
> according to mail archive. All dependencies are seemingly meet and no
> error messages occured, so I am kind of stuck to figure out what
> happens here.
> Here is my update session:
>
> thomas# R --no-save
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>

>>update.packages()

>
> --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
> Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... done
> gregmisc :
> Version 2.0.6 installed in /usr/lib/R/site-library
> Version 2.0.8 available at http://pangora.org/cran
> Update (y/N/c)? y
> try URL 'http://pangora.org/cran/src/contrib/gregmisc_2.0.8.tar.gz'
> Content type 'application/x-tar' length 901 bytes
> URL opened
> ==================================================
> downloaded 901 bytes
>
> * Installing *source* package 'gregmisc' ...
> No man pages found in package 'gregmisc'
> ** building package indices ...
> * DONE (gregmisc)
>
> The downloaded packages are in
> /tmp/Rtmp4Thydf/downloaded_packages
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> When I relaunch 'update.packages()' the same as desribed above is
> going to happen again?
>
> Do I miss something?
>
> regards
>
> Thomas
>
> My system (Debian Sarge):
>
> platform i386-pc-linux-gnu
> arch i386
> os linux-gnu
> system i386, linux-gnu

> status
> major 2
> minor 2.0
> year 2005
> month 10
> day 06
> svn rev 35749
> language R
>
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