[Rd] R CMD check problem with R 3.0.2
xie at yihui.name
Fri Oct 25 18:12:42 CEST 2013
This has been asked soooo many times that I think it may be a good
idea for R CMD check to just stop when the user passes a directory
instead of a tar ball to it, or automatically run R CMD build before
moving on. In my opinion, sometimes an FAQ and a bug are not entirely
Yihui Xie <xieyihui at gmail.com>
Department of Statistics, Iowa State University
2215 Snedecor Hall, Ames, IA
On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Sanford Weisberg <sandy at umn.edu> wrote:
> Using SUSE Linux, Windows 32 bit and Windows 64 bit R 3.0.2 , I am unable
> to use R CMD check successfully. Here is the Windows 64 bit report:
> Z:\R\source\effects>R CMD check pkg
> * using log directory 'Z:/R/source/effects/pkg.Rcheck'
> * using R version 3.0.2 (2013-09-25)
> * using platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32 (64-bit)
> * using session charset: ISO8859-1
> * checking for file 'pkg/DESCRIPTION' ... ERROR
> Required fields missing or empty:
> 'Author' 'Maintainer'
> The file DESCRIPTION looks like this:
> Package: effects
> Version: 2.3-0
> Date: 2013/10/22
> Title: Effect Displays for Linear, Generalized Linear, Multinomial-Logit,
> Proportional-Odds Logit Models and Mixed-Effects Models
> Authors at R: c(person("John", "Fox", role = c("aut", "cre"), email = "
> jfox at mcmaster.ca"),
> person("Sanford", "Weisberg", role = "aut", email = "sandy at umn.edu"),
> person("Michael", "Friendly", role = "aut", email = "friendly at yorku.ca
> person("Jangman", "Hong", role = "aut"),
> person("Robert", "Andersen", role = "ctb"),
> person("David", "Firth", role = "ctb"),
> person("Steve", "Taylor", role = "ctb"))
> Depends: lattice, grid, colorspace
> Suggests: nlme, lme4, MASS, nnet, poLCA, heplots
> LazyLoad: yes
> LazyData: yes
> Graphical and tabular effect displays, e.g., of interactions, for linear
> generalized linear, multinomial-logit, proportional-odds logit models,
> mixed-effect models, polytomous latent-class models and multivariate
> linear models.
> License: GPL (>= 2)
> URL: http://www.r-project.org, http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/jfox/
> The 'Author' and 'Maintainer' fields should be automatically generated.
> With version 3.0.1, I had no such problem, and my coauthors who use Eciplse
> and R-studio have no problems with R 3.0.2. John Fox suggested the
> When R CMD build creates a package tarball it writes the information from
> Authors at R into the
> Author and Maintainer fields. I think that Sandy's
> problem is produced by checking the package source directory rather than a
> package source tarball. I use RStudio to check packages, and it
> automatically builds the tarball first, which is the recommended procedure.
> R-Forge does that too. Michael uses Eclipse, and if I remember right, it too
> creates a tarball (but I haven't used it in quite some time).
> Is this a bug in R CMD check?
> Sanford Weisberg, sandy at umn.edu
> <sandy at umn.edu>
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