[R] Problem with update.packages on repo with a single package
ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Wed May 6 10:53:42 CEST 2009
Uwe Ligges wrote:
> Is this R-2.9.0?
> If so, please submit to R-bugs so that the bugfix does not get lost.
> Otherwise, please try R-2.9.0 patched and submit a patch against that
Whoops, no! Already fixed this morning by Brian Ripley. So, pelase don't
> Thank you very much!
> Uwe Ligges
> Michael DiPersio wrote:
>> I've set up a CRAN-style repository to distribute a single package.
>> The repository contains several versions of the package, I was hoping
>> that update.packages pointed at this repository would grab the highest
>> version number. In fact it returns an error:
>> Error in available[, "Bundle"] : incorrect number of dimensions
>> This is because the private function .remove_stale_dups in utils,
>> which is supposed to return a copy of an available.packages matrix
>> with no duplicates, does not return a matrix in the case where all
>> available packages are stale except one. To fix this I've made the
>> following simple change to the utils package in my copy of R, but if
>> I've overlooked something I'd be happy to hear about it:
>> Index: packages.R
>> --- packages.R (revision 48465)
>> +++ packages.R (working copy)
>> @@ -869,5 +869,5 @@
>> stale_dups[i:end_i] <- wh
>> i <- end_i + 1L
>> - if(length(stale_dups)) ap[-stale_dups, ] else ap
>> + if(length(stale_dups)) ap[-stale_dups,,drop=FALSE ] else ap
>> Michael DiPersio
>> R-help at r-project.org mailing list
>> PLEASE do read the posting guide
>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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