[R] make check errors with R 2.7.0

Patrick Connolly p_connolly at slingshot.co.nz
Fri Apr 25 10:09:43 CEST 2008

On Fri, 25-Apr-2008 at 06:12AM +0100, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> Note that the problem is not that you got the message, but an apparent 
> whitespace issue in the output.  That's clearer in this version: note that 
> the output for reg-IO.Rout.save is shifted left one column.  But I don't 
> trust email to transmit these things faithfully (especially after the last 
> two days of encoding issues).
> So the problem is most likely either the way reg-IO.Rout.save got unpacked 
> or your 'diff' function.

That was well-spotted.  I notice that according to Emacs,
reg-IO.Rout.save is a DOS text file.  Can't say I've seen that before.

> You don't mention an OS, but my recollection is that you usually use Linux. 
>  I *have* seen an error in this test on Cygwin, where the issue was the 
> unpacking by tar.

This is Fedora 8 (32 bit).  Previously, I'd used FC6 (64 bit) which
had a problem unpacking the gz file.  That was simply fixed by redoing
it -- so much for the deterministic nature of that machine.


>> Do I have any cause for concern?
> Some, but with your toolset.

Thanks for the hint.  On the strength of it, I checked and noticed
that there were, indeed, updates for make, diffutils and unzip.  So I
updated them and retried the installation.  Everything went fine as
I'm accustomed to seeing (and Emacs doesn't think it's reading DOS
text files).

Brian, you're a genius.

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