[Rd] missing include in pnorm.c (PR#575)

Friedrich Leisch Friedrich.Leisch@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Tue, 20 Jun 2000 08:39:29 +0200 (CEST)

>>>>> On Mon, 19 Jun 2000 21:19:13 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time),
>>>>> Prof Brian D Ripley (PBDR) wrote:

PBDR> On Mon, 19 Jun 2000 faraway@umich.edu wrote:
>> Full_Name: Julian Faraway
>> Version: R-Release (June 15)
>> OS: Linux (redhat)
>> Submission from: (NULL) (
>> R fails to compile on the current released version. Some constants 
>> are undefined in pnorm.c. It appears that adding
>> #include "nmath.h"

PBDR> Let us stress that pnorm.c does contain that line in `the current released
PBDR> version', which is R-1.1.0, and *not* R-release.tar.{gz,bz2}.  You might
PBDR> have noticed traffic about this on R-help earlier today.  Sorry to be
PBDR> picky, but quite a lot of time has been misdirected by initial reports on
PBDR> this not being precise enough (and this is the third report).

PBDR> R-release is the current version with all committed patches applied.  
PBDR> (On release day there are not likely to be any patches.)
PBDR> Unfortunately, something has gone wrong with checking it out of the
PBDR> archives to the tar file.  The file is correct in the archives, so the
PBDR> problem is in R-release.tar.*, not in R-release per se.  With that sort of
PBDR> level of detail being important, we need to be as precise as possible.

PBDR> I wondered it there was any room for misunderstanding in what was said on
PBDR> CRAN, but it looks clear enough to me. R-release.tar.* is described there
PBDR> as a `snapshot', and that is the intention. Those of us who download
PBDR> snapshots from other projects know that sometimes they are badly broken.

I've added a much stronger statement to CRAN saying that ``These
archives are created automatically every night from the CVS tree,
hence might not even compile on your platform and can contain any
number of bugs. They will probably work, but maybe not.''

Hope this helps,

PS: Of course ``night'' is only true from a European perspective  :-)
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