Re: [R] make check errors with R 2.7.0

From: Patrick Connolly <>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 20:09:43 +1200

On Fri, 25-Apr-2008 at 06:12AM +0100, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> Note that the problem is not that you got the message, but an apparent
> whitespace issue in the output. That's clearer in this version: note that
> the output for is shifted left one column. But I don't
> trust email to transmit these things faithfully (especially after the last
> two days of encoding issues).
> So the problem is most likely either the way got unpacked
> or your 'diff' function.

That was well-spotted. I notice that according to Emacs, is a DOS text file. Can't say I've seen that before.

> You don't mention an OS, but my recollection is that you usually use Linux.
> I *have* seen an error in this test on Cygwin, where the issue was the
> unpacking by tar.

This is Fedora 8 (32 bit). Previously, I'd used FC6 (64 bit) which had a problem unpacking the gz file. That was simply fixed by redoing it -- so much for the deterministic nature of that machine.


>> Do I have any cause for concern?
> Some, but with your toolset.

Thanks for the hint. On the strength of it, I checked and noticed that there were, indeed, updates for make, diffutils and unzip. So I updated them and retried the installation. Everything went fine as I'm accustomed to seeing (and Emacs doesn't think it's reading DOS text files).

Brian, you're a genius.

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