R-beta: autoloading a required library

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Tue Nov 18 02:36:37 CET 1997

On Mon, 17 Nov 1997, Albrecht Gebhardt wrote:

> Maybe this is the reason why "mva.so" did not get loaded. Does R forget to
> clear ".Dyn.libs" on shutdown?

Umm, yes. I'd forgotten that particular bug.  The quick fix is to add

if (exists(".Dyn.libs")) .Dyn.libs<-NULL

to the startup file

The solution was to put .Dyn.libs in the System environment instead of the
Global environment so it doesn't get saved.  I believe this is fixed in
the next version of R, due out roughly now.


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