[Rd] MASS and R-devel WAS: 'Apparently' trouble with name spaces
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 10 08:58:51 MEST 2003
On 9 Apr 2003, Ben Bolstad wrote:
> > > It is not a known issue, but we have no idea how to reproduce this from
> > > your message. My guess is that your build of MASS is faulty, as you seem
> > > to be missing all the data files. Does library(MASS) on its own work?
> > > Did you do `make check-all' on your build?
> The problem is with library(MASS).
No, the problem is with your installation: everyone else is getting all
these checks to pass. You did not check the installation fully ....
> I have checked the MASS installation and all the data files are there
> and i can manually load() them just fine.
But that is not how they work: they are promises to load and you are
missing the promises. How can you `have checked' something you don't
> make check-all on my current rsync'ed R-devel chokes at.
Ahah: do you have correct versions of the recommended packages? That is,
> make: Entering directory `/R/tests/Examples'
> collecting examples for package 'survival' ...
> file ../../library/survival/R-ex cannot be opened at
> ../../share/perl/massage-Examples.pl line 107.
> survival-Ex.R is unchanged
That's another error in your installation not seen elsewhere.
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