[Rd] Can't start R-devel

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Dec 17 23:09:20 MET 2003

There has been a problem with (someone else's!) update to package stats.  
As with yesterday, it should already be fixed in cvs and will get fixed in
rsync. A clean build from the cvs works.

You should have seen an error message earlier in the build process.

On Wed, 17 Dec 2003, Jeff Gentry wrote:

> Hello ...
> With a new checkout of R-devel, I'm getting the following error on
> startup:
> Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or
> 'help.start()' for a HTML browser interface to help.
> Type 'q()' to quit R.
> Error in open.connection(con, "rb") : unable to open connection
> In addition: Warning message: 
> cannot open compressed file
> `/home/jgentry/R-1.9.0/library/methods/R/all.rda' 
> > search()
> [1]
> ".GlobalEnv"       "package:stats"    "package:graphics" "package:utils"   
> [5] "Autoloads"        "package:base"    
> Warning message: 
> package methods in options("defaultPackages") was not found 
> This is happening on Linux (RH7.2, RH9.0) and Solaris 8.

Where did you get RH9.0 from?  I don't think it exists.

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