Re: [R] installation question/problem

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Sat 07 Jan 2006 - 05:45:54 EST

DW <dwinner-lists@att.net> writes:

> Peter Dalgaard wrote:
>
> >DW <dwinner-lists@att.net> writes:
> >
> >
> >>Hello,
> >>
> >> Can anybody tell me why I am getting the error below when I run
> >> "make check" and if it has any consequences I may regret later?
> >>
> >>I run:
> >>
> >># ./configure --enable-R-shlib
> >># make
> >># make check
> >># make install
> >>
> >>
> >> configure, make and make install all work without errors, and it
> >> seems to install ok, and I even test the R binary after install, so
> >> I guess it's working. But I want to make sure. I'm not going to be
> >> using R, but I'm the net admin who has been tasked with installing
> >> it our servers, so I don't want any nasty surprises.
> >>
> >> I wonder if it's possible that I'm missing libraries because I'm
> >> not running X on the servers?
> >>
> >>This is:
> >>FreeBSD 5.4 p8
> >>R-2.2.1
> >>
> >>
> >>make check output:
> >>
> >>(snip)
> >>.....
> >>running code in 'grDevices-Ex.R' ... OK
> >>comparing 'grDevices-Ex.Rout' to 'grDevices-Ex.Rout.prev' ... OK
> >>running code in 'graphics-Ex.R' ... OK
> >>comparing 'graphics-Ex.Rout' to 'graphics-Ex.Rout.prev' ... OK
> >>running code in 'stats-Ex.R' ...*** Error code 1
> >>
> > Ouch.
> >
> >Please look for stats-Ex.Rout.fail at tell us what is in it (you
> >should find it in tests/Examples in your builddir, interesting stuff
> >should be towards the end of the file).
> >
> >
> Here is what I found:
>
> > ## using the nl2sol algorithm
> > fm4DNase1 <- nls( density ~ Asym/(1 + exp((xmid - log(conc))/scal)),
> + data = DNase1,
> + start = list(Asym = 3, xmid = 0, scal = 1),
> + trace = TRUE, algorithm = "port")
> 0 0.00000: 3.00000 0.00000 1.00000
> Error in nls(density ~ Asym/(1 + exp((xmid - log(conc))/scal)), data =
> DNase1, :
> Convergence failure: See PORT documentation. Code (27)
> Execution halted
>
>
> Thanks,
> DW

Hmm. Faint bell ringing:

We had a thread in R-core involving that error message (code 27 too) in a different context, back in August. It could indicate that you are tickling an intermittent bug in nlminb. Are you any good with a debugger?

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