[R] Problem building packages on windows: /cygdrive/c/Rtools/bin/cp: target `xf-))' is not a directory
ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Sat Mar 13 19:08:52 CET 2010
On 13.03.2010 18:34, michael watson (IAH-C) wrote:
> This may be an indication of what is wrong - I do not have an environment variable R_LIBS
No, that's fine.
> Anyone can download the package, it's open source:
> I stripped it down to just the R, data and man directories and made a couple of minor code changes.
Works for me in the sense that I get a binary package, *but* there are
several issues with the Rd format and it is recommended to use
R CMD INSTALL --build CORNA_1.2.tar.gz
on the tarball rather than
R CMD build --binary CORNA
on the source directory. Does the former work for you?
If not, please check your R Startup files if they contain strange code
and check your tempdir ...
> From: Uwe Ligges [ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de]
> Sent: 13 March 2010 17:30
> To: michael watson (IAH-C)
> Cc: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] Problem building packages on windows: /cygdrive/c/Rtools/bin/cp: target `xf-))' is not a directory
> On 13.03.2010 18:15, michael watson (IAH-C) wrote:
>> Dear R-Help
>> My OS is Windows CP, I'm not sure my sessionInfo() is relevant but here it is:
>> R version 2.10.1 (2009-12-14)
>>  LC_COLLATE=English_United Kingdom.1252 LC_CTYPE=English_United Kingdom.1252 LC_MONETARY=English_United Kingdom.1252
>>  LC_NUMERIC=C LC_TIME=English_United Kingdom.1252
>> attached base packages:
>>  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
>> I installed RTools211.exe and my path is set to:
>> c:\Program Files\HTML Help Workshop;c:\Program Files\R\R-2.10.1\bin;c:\Rtools\bin;c:\Rtools\perl\bin;c:\Rtools\MinGW\bin;%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel;C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem\
>> I have HTML Help Workshop installed.
> You can remove c:\Program Files\HTML Help Workshop from your path since
> it is no longer needed (nor useful) for R>= 2.10.0.
>> When I execute R CMD build --binary CORNA, I get:
>> * checking for file 'CORNA/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
>> * preparing 'CORNA':
>> * checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... OK
>> * removing junk files
>> * checking for LF line-endings in source and make files
>> * checking for empty or unneeded directories
>> * building binary distribution
>> WARNING: some HTML links may not be found
> This indicates Rd file problems.
>> * installing *binary* package 'CORNA' ...
>> /cygdrive/c/Rtools/bin/cp: target `xf-))' is not a directory
>> ERROR: installing binary package failed
> This is particularly strange. Which library PATHS (e.g. in environment
> variable R_LIBS) are set?
> Do we have access to the package in order to look if it is the package
> or your environment which causes the problem?
> Uwe Ligges
>> * removing 'C:/DOCUME~1/Michael/LOCALS~1/Temp/Rinst36806643/CORNA'
>> * installation failed
>> Any help would be appreciated
>> R-help at r-project.org mailing list
>> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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