[Rd] Error in building package indices

Jain, Nitin Nitin.Jain at pfizer.com
Fri Oct 21 19:40:37 CEST 2005

Dear Prof. Ripley,

Thanks for your suggestion. 
Yes, R CMD INSTALL also failed and the problem was indeed in the data

There were some files (.R) in the data directory, which were creating the
After removing them, R CMD check works fine.


-----Original Message-----
From: Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk]
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 5:39 PM
To: Jain, Nitin
Cc: 'R-devel at lists.R-project.org'
Subject: Re: [Rd] Error in building package indices

There is not much context here, but it seems this is whilst trying to do 
an install.  I would expect R CMD INSTALL to fail in the same place.

It appears to indicate a bug in one of your datasets.

On Thu, 20 Oct 2005, Jain, Nitin wrote:

> Dear R-devel members,
> We are building a new package (GeneticsBase) for analysis of genetic data
> While doing "R CMD check with R-2.1.1,  I am getting the following error:
> ** building package indices ...
> Error in "colnames<-"(`*tmp*`, value = c("family", "pid", "father",
> "mother",  :
>        length of 'dimnames' [2] not equal to array extent
> Execution halted
> ERROR: installing package indices failed
> Installation failed.
> We believe that this could be due to package versioning, but are not sure.

Not sure what you mean here.  No versioning is being used by R CMD check.

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