[Rd] Bug in loadNamespace?
edd at debian.org
Mon Jun 8 03:14:27 CEST 2015
On 7 June 2015 at 20:46, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
| I am seeing very strange behaviour in R 3.2.0 patched (r68272) and a new
| build of R-devel. The sessioninfo() from the former is below.
| Here's what I see: If I set the locale, and trigger a namespace load, a
| version comparison gives NA, and I get an error. For example, in a new
| session started with R --vanilla from the terminal:
| > Sys.setlocale(locale='en_US.UTF-8');grid::gpar()
|  "en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_CA.UTF-8"
| Error in if (R_version_built_under < "3.0.0") stop(gettextf("package %s
| was built before R 3.0.0: please re-install it", :
| missing value where TRUE/FALSE needed
| I've tried debugging this, and the bad lines are these, in loadNamespace:
| R_version_built_under <- as.numeric_version(built$R)
| if (R_version_built_under < "3.0.0") stop(gettextf("package %s was built
| before R 3.0.0: please re-install it",
| sQuote(basename(pkgpath))), call. = FALSE, domain = NA)
| These are in the src/library/base/R/namespace.R file, around line 379.
| If I stop it before the if and evaluate R_version_built_under, it looks
| fine. If I stop it there and evaluate
| R_version_built_under < "3.0.0"
| I get NA. If I evaluate it again without changing anything, I get FALSE.
| Does anyone else see this? Any ideas on what might be the cause?
I don't see it on Ubuntu with a fresh R-devel:
edd at max:~/svn/r-devel$ RD
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I don't have r-patched handy or I'd try that too.
| > sessionInfo()
| R version 3.2.0 Patched (2015-04-28 r68272)
| Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0 (64-bit)
| Running under: OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks)
|  en_CA.UTF-8/en_CA.UTF-8/en_CA.UTF-8/C/en_CA.UTF-8/en_CA.UTF-8
| attached base packages:
|  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
| Duncan Murdoch
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