[Rd] Debugging "SETLENGTH() cannot be applied to an ALTVEC object."?

luke-tierney at uiowa.edu luke-tierney at uiowa.edu
Sat May 5 00:33:20 CEST 2018

The Debian failure is in R-devel, and you should see the same failure
in R-devel on all platforms. A recent change in R-devel has unmasked
an issue in data.table that needs to be fixed. The data.table
maintainer is working on this.



On Fri, 4 May 2018, Tal Galili wrote:

> Hi all,
> I wish to push a new version of a package (heatmaply).
> I sent it to winbuild with no issues but after submitting it to CRAN I got
> an update that it breaks on Debian, see:
> package heatmaply_0.15.0.tar.gz does not pass the incoming checks
> automatically, please see the following pre-tests:
> Windows: <https://win-builder.r-project.org/incoming_pretest/
> heatmaply_0.15.0_20180502_082353/Windows/00check.log>
> Status: OK
> Debian: <https://win-builder.r-project.org/incoming_pretest/
> heatmaply_0.15.0_20180502_082353/Debian/00check.log>
> Status: 1 ERROR, 1 WARNING
> Looking at the errors I get, they are all of the type:
> "SETLENGTH() cannot be applied to an ALTVEC object."
> I assume this is somehow related to changes in R 3.5.0 (maybe related to
> this
> <https://github.com/wch/r-source/commit/0ba66a2bc236ae5b009af910688575aa4adddd2c>?),
> but I'm not sure how to debug it (as I don't have this environment set-up),
> not am I sure what is actually causing the issue.
> Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
> (I debated if to post it here or on r-package-devel, and it seems a more
> general R issue than package development issue - but feel free to correct
> me about this if you think otherwise)
> Cheers,
> Tal
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