Re: [Rd] Bug#361968: Wrong name in manpage

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd_at_debian.org>
Date: Tue 11 Apr 2006 - 23:45:49 GMT

R-devel'ers,

On 11 April 2006 at 10:24, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
|
| Kanru,
|
| Thanks for the bugreport.
|
| On 11 April 2006 at 22:03, Kanru Chen wrote:
| | Package: r-base-core
| | Version: 2.2.1.svn37668-1
| | Severity: minor
| |
| | In manpage of /usr/bin/R, the first, fourth and last line shows `VERSION'
| | instead of `R'.

I haven't seen any follow-up yet -- here is what it looks like (cut and pasted from Emacs man page viewer) and note the 'Version' in place of R:

VERSION(1)                            FSF                           VERSION(1)

NAME
       Version - a language for data analysis and graphics

SYNOPSIS
       R [options] [< infile] [> outfile]
       R CMD command [arguments]

DESCRIPTION
       Start  R,  a  system for statistical computation and graphics, with the
       specified options, or invoke an R tool via the 'R CMD' interface.
[...]

| | I believe it is a typo.
|
| More likely something is wrong with how R.1 is autogenerated using help2man.
|
| Incidentally, that `R --version' now starts its ouput with 'Version' rather
| than R had bit us in the RPy builds where the version number was regexp'ed
| out of the result, and was still expecting the line to start with R just like
| help2man seems to expect the program name first.

It seems to stem from src/main/version.c:

void attribute_hidden PrintVersionString(char *s) {

    if(strcmp(R_SVN_REVISION, "unknown")==0)     {

        sprintf(s, "Version %s.%s %s (%s-%s-%s)",
                R_MAJOR, R_MINOR, R_STATUS, R_YEAR, R_MONTH, R_DAY);
    }
    else{
	if(strlen(R_STATUS)==0){
	    sprintf(s, "Version %s.%s (%s-%s-%s)",
		    R_MAJOR, R_MINOR, R_YEAR, R_MONTH, R_DAY);
	}
	else{
	    sprintf(s, "Version %s.%s %s (%s-%s-%s r%s)",
		    R_MAJOR, R_MINOR, R_STATUS, R_YEAR, R_MONTH, R_DAY,
		    R_SVN_REVISION);
	}

    }
}

Would replacing 'Version ...' with 'R (Version ...)' be an acceptable alternative ?

Dirk

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