[R] make check reg-tests-1.R error on solaris

Karen Noel karen.noel at cchmc.org
Wed Feb 25 19:46:46 CET 2009

R 2.5.1 compiled, passed the make check and has been successfully  
running for a couple years on a Sun Fire V490 running Solaris 9. I  
need a newer version of R, but can't get a newer version of R to pass  
the make check. I've tried 2.8.1, 2.7.2, 2.6.2 and 2.6.0. (2.5.1 still  
passes on this server) At this point I thought I'd try to compile it  
on another Sun server (Solaris 10), but it had the same problem.  
Configuring with no options didn't help. I commented out the failed  
test from the Makefile to see if it would pass the rest of the tests.  
It passes all the rest of the tests. Here is the failure error from  
make check.

make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/local/src/R-2.8.1/tests'
running regression tests
make[3]: Entering directory `/usr/local/src/R-2.8.1/tests'
running code in 'reg-tests-1.R' ...make[3]: *** [reg-tests-1.Rout]  
Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/R-2.8.1/tests'
make[2]: *** [test-Reg] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/R-2.8.1/tests'
make[1]: *** [test-all-basics] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/R-2.8.1/tests'
make: *** [check] Error 2

Here is output from reg-tests-1.Rout.fail.

[1] "41c6167e"     "dir1"         "dir2"         "dirs"          
[6] "file33f963f2" "moredirs"
 > file.create(file.path(dd, "somefile"))
 > dir(".", recursive=TRUE)
[1] "41c6167e"          "dir1/somefile"     "dir2/somefile"
[4] "dirs/somefile"     "file275c23f2"      "file33f963f2"
[7] "moredirs/somefile"
 > stopifnot(unlink("dir?") == 1) # not an error
Error: unlink("dir?") == 1 is not TRUE
Execution halted
rm: Cannot remove any directory in the path of the current working  

Looking through the archives I did find a couple other people with  
this error, both running Solaris 10. PR#10501 and PR#11738 have quite  
a lot of information about this error, but I don't see any resolution  
for them.

This looks like it could possibly be enough of a problem that I  
haven't put 2.8.1 in production. Can you help me with a resolution or  
let me know if it is safe to ignore? I'd appreciate it.

Thank you!

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