[R] error during no-segfault.R

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Feb 9 09:05:35 CET 2000

On Tue, 8 Feb 2000 bxf4 at psu.edu wrote:

> Hello,
> I am trying to install R0.99 on my PC running Solairis 7.  Here is
> some text from my shell when I ran 'make check':
> running `primitive-funs.R'
> comparing `primitive-funs.Rout' to `./primitive-funs.Rout.save' ... OK
> running `mode-methods.R'
> comparing `mode-methods.Rout' to `./mode-methods.Rout.save' ... OK
> running `simple-true.R'
> comparing `simple-true.Rout' to `./simple-true.Rout.save' ... OK
> LC_ALL=C ../bin/R --vanilla < make-isas-tests.R > /dev/null
> running `isas-tests.R'
> comparing `isas-tests.Rout' to `./isas-tests.Rout.save' ... OK
> running sloppy specific tests
> running `print-tests.R'
> comparing `print-tests.Rout' to `./print-tests.Rout.save' ... OK
> LC_ALL=C ../bin/R --vanilla < make-no-segfault.R > /dev/null
> running `no-segfault.R'
> sh: syntax error at line 1: `;' unexpected

That's not actually an error, rather a warning that when no-segfault.R
tests something silly the shell objects. It is normal on machines with
real sh (rather than bash), and as it resulted from a change made on the
day of release it was not corrected.

> After spending a long time looking at the makefile and learning a bit
> about how they work, I noticed that there is no no-segfault.Rout.save
> in the tar distribution.  Should there be?

No. The idea is that the tests run, not that they give the same error
messages everywhere.

> Thanks for your time and I hope I didn't miss an announcement about
> this already.

I don't think so.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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