[Rd] missing space in R version specifier makes PACKAGES file unreadable by install.packages()
dtenenba at fhcrc.org
Thu Mar 21 17:59:08 CET 2013
On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 9:52 AM, Dan Tenenbaum <dtenenba at fhcrc.org> wrote:
> After updating to R-3.0 beta r62328, I get the following:
>> install.packages("Biobase", type="source", repos="http://george2/BBS/2.12/bioc")
> Error in do.call(op, list(v_c, v_t[[op]])) :
> could not find function "R (>=2.15.1)"
> The problem can be fixed by adding a space after >= in the offending
> package's DESCRIPTION file and re-generating the PACKAGES file with
> However, this worked OK in r62077.
Beg pardon, this did not work in r62077 either.
However I still think it's worth reporting.
> I'm not sure if >=2.15.1 (without
> the space) is valid syntax, but I wonder if R can be a bit more
> forgiving, as this issue derailed our daily builds.
> R version 3.0.0 alpha (2013-03-18 r62312)
> Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin10.8.0 (64-bit)
>  C
> attached base packages:
>  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>  tools_3.0.0
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