[Rd] Re: [R] Problem Compiling R-2.0.0 on Linux Alpha

Prasad, Rajiv Rajiv.Prasad at pnl.gov
Sun Oct 17 18:26:44 CEST 2004

Thanks, Peter, and Prof. Ripley.

My efforts last night was mostly futile except that it told me about the
embedded newline in Built field.

Prof. Ripley: how do I get your fixes?  Can I just download

Rajiv Prasad
Scientist, Hydrology Group
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, MSIN K9-33
Richland, WA 99352
Voice: (509) 375-2096  Fax: (509) 372-6089  Email: rajiv.prasad at pnl.gov

-----Original Message-----
From: Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk] 
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2004 5:59 AM
To: Peter Dalgaard
Cc: Prasad, Rajiv; r-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [Rd] Re: [R] Problem Compiling R-2.0.0 on Linux Alpha

On 17 Oct 2004, Peter Dalgaard wrote:

> This is not an architecture-specific bug at all, it just happens to be

> tickled by the specific length of "alphapca56-unknown-linux-gnu"!
> I'm unsure whether the problem is in read.dcf or whether 
> split_description could just use strsplit(Built, ";[ \n]") and begone 
> with it. The latter should be a workaround for you in either case.

The problem is in .install_package_description: the Built: field must
be split across lines.  (The newline does not have to added after ;, so 
your fix is not 100% adequate.)

I've fixed .install_package_description.

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