[R] Strange error from R CMD INSTALL
ggrothendieck at myway.com
Wed Dec 8 18:48:22 CET 2004
Kjetil Brinchmann Halvorsen <kjetil <at> acelerate.com> writes:
: Kjetil Brinchmann Halvorsen wrote:
: > I am trying to install a local package and get this unexpected
: > error:
: > ---------- Making package UMSA ------------
: > adding build stamp to DESCRIPTION
: > installing R files
: > installing data files
: > installing man source files
: > installing indices
: > Error: couldn't find function "na.omit"
: > Execution halted
: > na.omit of course is in package stats, and that is listed in the
: > Depends field in the DESCRIPTION file.
: > What is happening?
: > (Windows XP with all development tools installed)
: > Kjetil
: Replying to myself with more information:
: (running from Xemacs shell)
: Using a package with NO explicit calls to the function na.omit, (but
: with some handling of NA's
: with other means):
: C:\R\rw2001\src\gnuwin32>Rcmd INSTALL ../library/Drogas
: Rcmd INSTALL ../library/Drogas
: ---------- Making package Drogas ------------
: adding build stamp to DESCRIPTION
: no R files in this package
: installing data files
: installing man source files
: installing indices
: Error: couldn't find function "na.omit"
: Execution halted
: make: *** [indices] Error 1
: make: *** [all] Error 2
: make: *** [pkg-Drogas] Error 2
: *** Installation of Drogas failed ***
Don't know the answer but note that in your second
run it could not find any R files at all so there
is some change between the two runs.
I have found in the past that sometimes that the error
messages in building packages are completely wrong --
there is a real error, its just that the error message
does not describe it. What I have done in the case that
I am completely lost is to remove half my package rebuild
and continuing in that way via binary search narrow it down.
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