[Rd] error in memCompress() in make check

Petr Savicky savicky at cs.cas.cz
Tue Feb 22 11:42:32 CET 2011

Dear R developers:

When i run "make check" in R-patched_2011-02-12 and R-devel_2011-02-22
on a specific machine, the test fails and the file


ends with

  > txt.xz <- memCompress(txt, "x")
  Error in memCompress(txt, "x") : internal error 5 in memCompress
  Execution halted

The error may be reproduced using commands

  txt <- readLines(file.path(R.home("doc"), "COPYING"))
  txt.xz <- memCompress(txt, "x")

in both the above installed versions. The machine is CentOS
release 5.4 (Final) under VMware.

I did not observe this error on other machines, some of which are
also CentOS.

For the development version, sessionInfo() is

  R version 2.13.0 Under development (unstable) (2011-02-22 r54523)
  Platform: i686-pc-linux-gnu (32-bit)
   [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NUMERIC=C              
   [3] LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8        LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8    
   [5] LC_MONETARY=C              LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8   
   [7] LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NAME=C                 
   [9] LC_ADDRESS=C               LC_TELEPHONE=C            
  attached base packages:
  [1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

gcc --version

  gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-46)

Petr Savicky.

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