[Rd] NAMESPACE file generation issue R 2.14.0 on Debian Squeeze

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Tue Nov 8 18:13:27 CET 2011

On 08.11.2011 17:56, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> 2011/11/8 Uwe Ligges<ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de>:
>> On 08.11.2011 17:04, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
>>> 2011/11/8 Uwe Ligges<ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de>:
>>>> On 08.11.2011 16:31, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
>>>>> 2011/11/8 Uwe Ligges<ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de>:
>>>>>> I think many people like to help, but we cannot:
>>>>>> You say you are under R-2.14.0 and whn you R CMD INSTALL a package with
>>>>>> that
>>>>>> version of R, it does not have a NAMESPACE in the end?
>>>>>> Then
>>>>>>   - your R installation is broken or
>>>>>>   - you are looking into a library where you have old versios of the
>>>>>> packages
>>>>>> or
>>>>>>   - you belive you are using R-2.14.0 but you are actually using an
>>>>>> older
>>>>>> version.
>>>>> This is even reproduced on CRAN.  All platforms work except one:
>>>>> http://cran.r-project.org/web/checks/check_results_sqldf.html
>>>> No, that one is completely unrelated (and already solved, but not yet
>>>> synced
>>>> to CRAN master) to the original question you have removed in your reply.
>>> OK.  One would have thought that the checks on CRAN would be
>>> consistent with the package pages which link to them.
>> I only see consistent information on that page.
> If you go to:
> http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/sqldf/index.html
> then the tar.gz file was created using R-2.14.0 but if you then click
> on the  check results  link on the same page it takes you to this:

Yes. the tar.gz was created with R-2.14.0.

> http://cran.r-project.org/web/checks/check_results_sqldf.html
> On the last link on that page it says ERROR and if click on that it
> takes you to the output of the check which reveals that it was run
> with R 2.13.2.

Yes, ince it is checked with different flavors of R, R-oldrelease, 
R-release, R-devel. See the first column!

A source package can be created with an version of R and checked under 
another version. There is onlyone source package on CRAN, but - just as 
an exmaple - binaries for R-2.13.x and R-2.14.x. Of course, the checks 
are applied with the versions stated on the check page. I think you 
haven't got the whole point of checking with different versions of R.

> The Version column on check_results_sqldf.html page refers to the
> package's version, not the R version.  To get the R version you must
> know to click on each link.

No, no, no, no! See the first column!
It definitely states if R-olrelease, R-release, R-pacthed or R-devel is 


> If its feasible in terms of effort and run time to add the R version
> used in a column on the check_results_sqldf.html page then that would
> make the summary page more useful since it would be immediately
> apparent not only what version of the package is being used but also
> what version of R is being used in each case.

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