[R] R 1.9.1 package installation problems
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jun 25 22:17:08 CEST 2004
On 25 Jun 2004, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> "Erik T. Ray" <etr at ravelgrane.com> writes:
> > Hello,
> > I am writing as an administrator, not as an R user, so forgive me if I
> > am not completely knowledgeable about R.
> > I have a user who is creating an R package for windows from a Linux
> > environment using the crossbuild environment by Jun Yan and A.J.
> > Rossini. The packages she generated worked fine until she tried to
> > install in R 1.9.1 for Windows. Now when she installs with
> > install.packages( "Zelig", CRAN="http://gking.harvard.edu" )
> > it results in two errors.
> > First, it claims there are some missing files. When I look in the zip
> > file, the files are there, but they coexist with other files that have
> > the same name differing only in case. So there is both 'help/zelig'
> > and 'help/Zelig', and this is causing R to think that one of them is
> > missing.
> Yes, Windows will do that sort of thing to you. This stems from
> the Zelig sources themselves,
> [pd at titmouse tmp]$ tar tvfz ~/Zelig_1.1-2.tar.gz | grep -i /zelig.Rd
> -rw-r--r-- king/king 2905 2004-04-17 02:53:49 Zelig/man/Zelig.Rd
> -rw-r--r-- king/king 2779 2004-06-18 23:13:21 Zelig/man/zelig.Rd
> but pretty obviously, that's a bad idea.... Incidentally, "R CMD
> check" finds multiple problems with the package, but filenames
> differing only in case is not among them, so it looks like the checker
> could need improvement in that area.
Yes, although I believe it once did (and believed it still did when I
replied). It will be added shortly.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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