[R] R-0640 Windows

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 15 18:51:58 CEST 1999

From: "Heberto Ghezzo" <heberto at MEAKINS.Lan.McGill.CA>

Please be patient: rw0640 was only released very late on Monday, and
this is not my primary occupation!  In some cases you _need_ the
versions of pre-built packages for rw0640:  there is no version of sm
for rw0640 there, yet. I have one working, but not yet fully tested. (I
put one up briefly but removed it pending testing on the release
version of r0640.)  If you are in hurry, you need to build from source.

Please remember that 0.64.0 is quite a large architectural change
and as the contrib area README says:

`Very little testing has been done: please report problems but do not
expect quick repairs.'

And `report problems' means to me, not to R-help nor R-bugs!  One problem
for me is that many package authors do not provide any working examples
for even minimal testing to be done.

> Following advise from Brian I put all my libraries in 
> R_Library/Library/*  and then modified the line in 

Oops. You put your packages in a library, I believe.

> RW0640/etc/Rprofile to read :
> ..lib.loc <- c("d:/R_Library/library",.Library)
> so when I call library() from R console I get the list of all the 
> libraries in R_Library/Library and in RW0640/library.
> So far so good, then I started to load and check all the libraries 
> in my computer, several of them did not load so I went to CRAN and 
> downloaded the latest version, yesterday, Wed 14.

Downloaded the sources and built them yourself, I assume. (If not,
why not?)

> Most of them now loaded but:
> > library(event)
> Loading required package: rmutil 
> Error in dyn.load(file) : unable to load shared library
> "d:/R_Library/library/event/libs/event.dll":
>   LoadLibrary failure
> > library(repeated)
> Error in dyn.load(file) : unable to load shared library
> "d:/R_Library/library/repeated/libs/repeated.dll":
>   LoadLibrary failure

The pre-built 0.4 versions on CRAN today both work for me.  Which
versions, which precise file dates, on which OS?  Because of problems
with missing files and with corrupt help files in the Lindsey 0.4 set I
have put up several successive versions.  I will re-build
tonight on a Win 95 machine and you can see if this resolves the
problem: if not, you should build them yourself.

> > library(sm)
> Error in .Internal(system.file(name)) : no internal function
> "system.file" 

As I said, you _need_ the 0.64.0 version that I have not yet put
up, and if you had compiled from source you would not have this problem.

If you want to send a bug report to me, I need very much more information:
the contents of the bug.report() form would be helpful.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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