[R] error message with option checkBuild in update.packages in R 2.6.0

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Oct 10 12:43:25 CEST 2007

On Wed, 10 Oct 2007, Rainer M Krug wrote:

> Hi
> System: Linux Open SuSE 10.2
> I upgraded to R 2.6.0 and wanted to upgrade my packages as well. I tried
> to use the checkBuild=TRUE option in update.packages, it asked me if I
> wanted to update the package and I answered with yes, and finally ig
> tave me the error message unknown parameter "checkBuild" in function
> install.packages.
> My question: is the option still necessary or is the checkBuild done
> automatically? IF yes, I just update.packages without the option and
> don't woryy.

It is an _argument_ called 'checkBuilt', and the default is FALSE.  See 
the help page, please.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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