[Rd] Strange issues with new R-based 'R CMD build' and 'R CMD check' scripts on Windows

Hervé Pagès hpages at fhcrc.org
Mon Jul 12 22:51:16 CEST 2010


Kind of related to the new R-based 'R CMD build' script being
sometimes confused on Windows (as reported here a couple of weeks
ago https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2010-June/057759.html),
I also started to observe that the new R-based 'R CMD check' script
gets also confused sometimes on Windows in a random way.

It seems that sometimes (maybe 1% of the times) running 'R CMD check'
is actually running another script, not the 'check' script, e.g.,
the output of the command looks like if 'R CMD build' was run instead
of 'R CMD check'.

it looks like if 'R CMD Rd2txt' was run.

Same here
and here

Like with the new R-based 'R CMD build' script, the problem seems
to happen randomly for a couple of packages every day. It seems to
affect our 2 Windows build machines, 32-bit and 64-bit. Both are
using R-2.12.0 (2010-07-06 r52464).


Hervé Pagès

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