[Rd] seek() and gzfile() on 32-bit R2.12.0 in linux
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Jun 24 09:48:01 CEST 2010
>>>>> "BW" == Brandon Whitcher <bwhitcher at gmail.com>
>>>>> on Wed, 23 Jun 2010 12:14:35 +0100 writes:
BW> Peter, thanks for your comments. The reason I have taken this issue
BW> to R-devel is from the advice of Kurt Hornik. An update to my package
BW> oro.nifti is being refused by CRAN because it fails on the
BW> _development_ version of R on 32-bit linux. As we have just discussed
BW> (and thanks to Matt's input), the problem is not with my package but
BW> with the development version of R. Hence, I wanted to alert to the R
BW> Core Development Team that the _unstable_ version of R appears to have
BW> a problem.
BW> Obviously, I would prefer to have my new version of oro.nifti accepted
BW> by CRAN... but at the moment I am in between a rock and a hard place.
BW> I agree that the 2.12.0 release of R is quite far in the future. Is
BW> there a possibility of relaxing the exclusion criteria
BW> for CRAN?
Well, the criteria are very good as a general rule,
but in the case where a new/changed package reveals a *bug* in
R-devel (only), the package of course should still be released
So the only remaining problem for you ;-)
is to convince the CRAN maintainers that indeed this is a bug in
R-devel, or probably in zlib 1.2.4 (R 2.11.x uses zlib 1.2.3).
Within R-core, Brian Ripley has been the zlib "principal
investigator", and I'd wait a bit for his comment on this issue.
Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich and R-Core Team
PD> Please notice that there is NO release of R 2.12.0 until some time
PD> around October. You are using a build from the UNSTABLE development
PD> branch. The stable branch is 2.11.1 with a release date of May 31. If
PD> Ubuntu is claiming that there is such a thing as a R 2.12.0 release, I'd
PD> say that they have a problem.
PD> Not that we don't welcome reports on problems in the development branch,
PD> but do notice that it is by definition UNSTABLE, and that bugs can come
PD> and go without notice.
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