[Rd] package building problem under Windows Vista
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Apr 19 14:52:57 CEST 2008
The environment variables are case-sensitive (not temp and tmp), and
TMPDIR is the one used by 'R CMD build'. I think you need to set TMPDIR to
somewhere known to have full control. Why that is not true of
C:/Users/JOHNFO~1/AppData/Local/Temp is unclear to me, but I don't think
anything you said you did would have tried a different location.
On Sat, 19 Apr 2008, John Fox wrote:
> Dear list members,
> I've encountered the following problem trying to build a package under
> Windows Vista (SP1). The problem occurs with both R 2.6.2 and R 2.7.0 RC
> (from which this output was produced). The package builds just fine on my XP
> (SP2) machine. Please see some further comments below.
> ---------- snip -------------
> Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
> Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
> d:\R-packages>R CMD build tradeCosts
> * checking for file 'tradeCosts/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
> * preparing 'tradeCosts':
> * checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... OK
> * installing the package to re-build vignettes
> installing R.css in C:/Users/JOHNFO~1/AppData/Local/Temp/Rinst602447586
> ---------- Making package tradeCosts ------------
> adding build stamp to DESCRIPTION
> installing NAMESPACE file and metadata
> Error in file(file, "r") : unable to open connection
> Calls: <Anonymous> -> parseNamespaceFile -> parse -> file
> In addition: Warning message:
> In file(file, "r") :
> cannot open file
> ts/NAMESPACE', reason 'Permission denied'
> Execution halted
> make: *** [nmspace] Error 1
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> make: *** [pkg-tradeCosts] Error 2
> *** Installation of tradeCosts failed ***
> Removing 'C:/Users/JOHNFO~1/AppData/Local/Temp/Rinst602447586/tradeCosts'
> * creating vignettes ... OK
> * removing junk files
> * checking for LF line-endings in source and make files
> * checking for empty or unneeded directories
> * building 'tradeCosts_0.3-0.tar.gz'
> ---------- snip -------------
> I believe that the error is related to the vignette in the package, since I
> can build packages without a vignette. Clearly there is a file-permission
> problem but: (1) I'm using an account with administrator privileges; (2) R
> is installed into c:\R (and the problem persists even when I install R into
> d:\R); (3) the problem persists when I run the command window and R itself
> as administrator, and when I turn off account controls; (4) the problems
> persists when I reset the environment variables temp and tmp to d:\temp and
> set the permissions to d:\temp so that all groups and users have full
> control over that directory.
> I'm tempted to dump Vista but I've been trying to persist with it since most
> people (e.g., my students) buying new Windows machines will be getting it.
> Although I've read section 2.24 of the R for Windows FAQ, it's quite
> possible that I've missed something of relevance there.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> John Fox, Professor
> Department of Sociology
> McMaster University
> Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M4
> R-devel at r-project.org mailing list
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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