[R] regression tests still fail for R version 2.10.0

Oliver Kullmann O.Kullmann at swansea.ac.uk
Sun Dec 6 20:44:46 CET 2009

On Sat, Dec 05, 2009 at 01:39:03PM -0500, David Winsemius wrote:
> The question lacks so many specifics that would be needed to address  
> problem that I suspect persons with sufficient knowledge to address it  
> (and I am probably not among that group) simply passed it over and  
> waited for you to get sufficiently motivated to actually  read the  
> Posting Guide.

Thanks for your answer!

I'm for quite some time now on that mailing list, and I read quite a few
of the e-mails: Most of the e-mails are far worse, but get quite a lot
of attention. I can't find anything in the posting guidelines which
speakes about installation; I also can't find something on what are
"OS specifics", and how to obtain them from R. There is this session-info,
which as described seems to be not applicable here, but on the other
hand seems to be the only thing which yields some output:

> sessionInfo()
R version 2.9.2 (2009-08-24)


attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

This is of course the old version (where the regression tests didn't fail).
What else could be relevant? Linux was already mentioned (Suse 10.0), 64-bit AMD machine.

Installation by "./configure --prefix=/path_to_local_directory; make; make check".

> gcc --version
gcc (GCC) 4.1.2
Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO

I'm not aware that there are different source-packages of R around? Other than

> md5sum R-2.10.0.tar.gz
4486934883b1dbcd5400135e22b26a75  R-2.10.0.tar.gz

Why I am building from sources? Shouldn't this be irrelevant --- in my
e-mail I just try to *help* R, and any information on problems should be
relevant, irrespective of the person who submits such information?
Anyway, I am redistributing R in a open-source package which provides a kind of
"complete" environment for some form of scientific investigations; not
unlike Sage in some sense. See
As such I feel responsible to install only software which is correct (and
I need to install from sources).

Hope this helps a bit --- feel free to ask!


> Among the missing items are OS specifics, why you need  
> to install from sources, which version of the source bundle, (perhaps)  
> which mirror, etc, etc.
> (I surely would not report a bug with so much missing information.)
> -- 
> David.
> On Dec 5, 2009, at 1:25 PM, Oliver Kullmann wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >on Mon Nov 9 17:57:04 CET 2009 I've sent
> >an e-mail to the R mailing list (see below),
> >about a failing regression test. Yet nobody
> >replied, while (obviously) the situation didn't
> >change (installation still fails, and might
> >continue to do so in the future).
> >
> >I wonder whether somebody has to say something here?
> >Shall a bug report be submitted?
> >Or will R 2.10.1 have fixed the bug?
> >
> >Oliver
> >
> >--------------------------------------
> >
> >Hello,
> >
> >I have installed R version 2.9.2, and everything
> >works fine, but when attempting to install version 2.10.0
> >I get:
> >
> >running code in 'datasets.R' ... OK
> >comparing 'datasets.Rout' to './datasets.Rout.save' ... OK
> >make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/csoliver/SAT-Algorithmen/ 
> >OKplatform/ExternalSources/builds/R/R-2.10.0/tests'
> >make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/csoliver/SAT-Algorithmen/ 
> >OKplatform/ExternalSources/builds/R/R-2.10.0/tests'
> >make[3]: Entering directory `/home/csoliver/SAT-Algorithmen/ 
> >OKplatform/ExternalSources/builds/R/R-2.10.0/tests'
> >running regression tests ...
> >make[4]: Entering directory `/home/csoliver/SAT-Algorithmen/ 
> >OKplatform/ExternalSources/builds/R/R-2.10.0/tests'
> >running code in 'reg-tests-1.R' ...make[4]: *** [reg-tests-1.Rout]  
> >Error 1
> >make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/csoliver/SAT-Algorithmen/ 
> >OKplatform/ExternalSources/builds/R/R-2.10.0/tests'
> >make[3]: *** [test-Reg] Error 2
> >make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/csoliver/SAT-Algorithmen/ 
> >OKplatform/ExternalSources/builds/R/R-2.10.0/tests'
> >make[2]: *** [test-all-basics] Error 1
> >make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/csoliver/SAT-Algorithmen/ 
> >OKplatform/ExternalSources/builds/R/R-2.10.0/tests'
> >make[1]: *** [check] Error 2
> >make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/csoliver/SAT-Algorithmen/ 
> >OKplatform/ExternalSources/builds/R/R-2.10.0'
> >make: *** [R_base] Error 1
> >
> >Before that the build seems alright.
> >
> >Oliver
> >
> >-- 
> >Dr. Oliver Kullmann
> >Computer Science Department
> >Swansea University
> >Faraday Building, Singleton Park
> >Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
> >http://cs.swan.ac.uk/~csoliver/
> >
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> >PLEASE do read the posting guide 
> >http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
> >and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
> David Winsemius, MD
> Heritage Laboratories
> West Hartford, CT

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