[R] Rgui.exe fix for "console not found" buffer overflow problem
ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sun Oct 29 14:23:33 CET 2006
On 10/29/06, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
> On 10/29/2006 5:52 AM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> > On 10/29/2006 1:12 AM, Jesse Albert Canchola wrote:
> >> Here's how the problem started. In Rgui.exe, I attempted to get more
> >> visible output in the buffer (I wanted to be able to scroll up the to the
> >> top and see the variable names, etc.), so I put the max of all 9's in the
> >> Rgui.exe
> >> pull-down menus
> >> Edit > Gui Preferences... > buffer bytes 9999999999999
> >> and
> >>> lines 9999999999999999999
> >> not realizing this would effectively break the Rgui.exe and no matter what
> >> you did to clean R out of your machine and re-install it, you would get
> >> the same thing (with both v2.3.1 and v2.4.0). After a couple of weeks of
> >> using Rterm.exe and meeting deadlines, I finally had time to wade through
> >> the vague references online regarding where the problem might be.
> > Thanks for the report. I'll take a look and see if there's a more
> > friendly way to handle this.
> > Generally starting with the --vanilla option is a good idea to help with
> > diagnosing startup problems. If they go away, you've got a problem in
> > one of your startup files, and ?Startup tells you how to trace through
> > the startup process.
> Whoops, I forgot that --vanilla doesn't stop an attempt to load
> Rconsole. I'll take a look, and see if perhaps it should.
Also it might be useful if the Edit GUI screen listed the location of
file it is using so its not so mysterious.
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