[Rd] Rcmd check for Windows fails (PR#7369)

ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Nov 14 22:07:21 CET 2004

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On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 harald.weedon-fekjar at medisin.uio.no wrote:

> Full_Name: Harald Weedon-Fekj=E6r
> Version: 2.0
> OS: Windows
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> Dear R core
> Thanks again for a superb program. This is really one of the rare instanc=
es I
> find a bug. The bug is easy to bypass, but can be quite confusing;
> "Rcmd check" seems to fail without any good error report if the package=
> contains a certain amount of R code and is run from a directory contain=
> a space in the name (strange, but ...very annoying as I tried to=20
> include/exclude new parts many times).

Please *do* read README.packages, which does tell you that is not=20

It does in 2.0.1 beta, BTW, due for release tomorrow.  The CHANGES file=20

We have increased the chances that installing a source package from
an explicit path with spaces in will work, so e.g.

     R CMD INSTALL "/Documents and Settings/myname/Source Files/mypkg"

will probably work -- it is still not recommended.  You can also
get away with backslashes here, but forward slashes are safer.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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