[Rd] cleanup_pkg() in tools:::.build_packages() is broken

Hervé Pagès hpages at fhcrc.org
Thu Oct 7 21:10:47 CEST 2010

This has been fixed in R-beta. Thanks!  H.

On 10/01/2010 06:31 PM, Hervé Pagès wrote:
> Hi,
> The cleanup_pkg() function defined the big tools:::.build_packages()
> function in tools/R/build.R is currently broken. When Makefiles are
> used cleanup_pkg() doesn't clean anything because of the way system2()
> is called.
> For example, the call to Ssystem() on line 304 (Ssystem is a silent
> version of system2) is basically trying to do this:
>  > system2(paste(Sys.getenv("MAKE", "make"), makefiles, "clean"))
> sh: make -f '/home/hpages/R-2.12/etc//Makeconf' -f Makefile clean: not
> found
> But it seems that with this new system2(), the arguments to the system
> command need to be passed separately thru the 'args' argument.
> Cheers,
> H.

Hervé Pagès

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