[R] R-release dynamic load problem on HPUX10.20

Guido Masarotto guido at sirio.stat.unipd.it
Wed Mar 22 20:06:09 CET 2000

On Wed, Mar 22, 2000 at 11:46:53AM -0600, Douglas Bates wrote:
> partha_bagchi at hgsi.com writes:
> > I have a similar problem with R 1.0.0 (Windows 98) in loading 3 packages -
> > ctest, chron, lme. Every other package loads fine. I can live without
> > chron, but ctest and lme are very important to me. Reinstallation of R
> > doesn't help. I can't figure out what the problem. Has anybody else had
> > this problem in Windows? Any suggestions appreciated. TIA.
> Please do not try to install the lme package.  That package has been
> superseded by the nlme package, for which a .zip file is available in
> the bin/windows/windows-9x/contrib/ area on CRAN.

  just a quick question  (due to Douglas comment): are you using the
  updated versions of the packages at CRAN (BTW, ctest is now in
  the base distribution) ?
  Reasons of the question: (i) lme is not in the 'pre-compiled for Windows'
  contrib section at CRAN (ii) I can dyn.load the ctest in the base 
  distribution also under Win98 (indeed, also make pkgcheck-ctest works
  for me under Win98) (iii) every change in the R API can result 
  under Windows in the impossibility to load a particular dll (it happens
  if the dll needs a symbol in R.dll now exported with another name);
  for this reason, at least under Windows, it has been necessary to upgrade
  not only the base distribution but also the packages. Perhaps, now
  this would be less mandatory since the plans are to keep the API

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