[Rd] $RHOME/bin/check in windows (PR#5135)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Nov 17 08:08:48 MET 2003

Just to add: the package to be checked has been unpacked in a path with
spaces in _and_ Rcmd check was run from there.  You could try just
unpacking it in a more sensible place and running Rcmd check from there.

On Sun, 16 Nov 2003, Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 02:51:56 +0100 (CET), you wrote:
> >To whom it may concerned,
> >
> >I'm trying to build a new R package in a windows platform.
> >Before that, I tried to check the previous well-know package from the CRAN
> >using the Rcmd command.
> >But I got the error messages as below.
> >I think this comes from the parsing error from the Perl script in $RHOME/bin/check.
> >In the following example, 'Program Files' is splited into 'Program', 
> >and this has made the R checking prosess halt.
> >What could I've done wrong?
> This is a known & documented problem, which we're unlikely to fix
> unless someone who experiences it submits a patch. The readme.packages
> file says this:
> "BEWARE: Don't expect this to work if the path to R_HOME contains
> spaces.  It may work, but we don't recommend it."
> You seem to have one of the systems where it doesn't work.  You should
> re-install R somewhere other than the "Program files" directory if you
> want this to work relatively painlessly.
> Duncan Murdoch
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