[Rd] make error in R devel

Gavin Simpson gavin.simpson at ucl.ac.uk
Wed Apr 6 17:18:03 CEST 2005

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> What you are doing is not building the recommended packages.  We not 
> guarantee that the examples will work if you do not.  (I was aware this 
> would happen but have not yet put in a workaround.)
> *WHY* are you not building the recommended packages?

Because I have a single library of packages and this is a throw back to 
when I used the Fedora R rpm and had to be root to update the packages 
(I was new to Linux - what can I say) - so it was easier to not have the 
packages in the default library and install them into my own library in ~/

There's no reason not to do this now of course I'm just stuck in my ways :-)

I only wanted to use devel now because I wanted to check whether a 
problem I was having with axis.Date was still present in the devel tree 
before emailing the list about it. I'll build the recommended packages 
and try again.

Thanks for the prompt reply.


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