[R] R CMD build/check on Windows 7
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jul 17 19:32:50 CEST 2012
On 17/07/2012 18:20, Bert Gunter wrote:
> R version 2.15.0 (2012-03-30)
> Platform: i386-pc-mingw32/i386 (32-bit)
>  LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252
>  LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252
>  LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252
>  LC_NUMERIC=C
>  LC_TIME=English_United States.1252
> attached base packages:
>  datasets splines grid tcltk stats graphics grDevices
>  utils methods base
> other attached packages:
>  svSocket_0.9-51 lattice_0.19-26 MASS_7.3-17
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>  cluster_1.14.2 Hmisc_3.9-3 R2HTML_2.2 svMisc_0.9-65
>  tools_2.15.0
> According to section 1.3 of the WRITING R EXTENSIONS manual, both R CMD
> build and R CMD check run R with the '--vanilla' option so no user startup
> files are read.
> 1. If I have an Rprofile.site in my etc startup directory, if I am in the
> ...\top directory and try to check or build the top\mypackage source
> package, I can only do so by giving (in the Windows shell, of course) the
> full path name to R CMD build/check, e.g.
> R CMD build pathtoTop\top\mypackage .
> R CMD build mypackage
> yields the error: ERROR cannot change to directory 'test'
> 2. However, if I remove (e.g. change the name) of Rprofile.site, then
> R CMD build/check mypackage
> works fine. Note that my Rprofile.site file DOES contain a setwd()
> statement to some other directory; if I comment out this statement, then I
> also do not need to use the full path name even with the Rprofile.site file
Well "don't do that"!
> So my question is: Is the documentation wrong? -- Is there an environmental
> or option I need to set/change? -- Is this a Windows "feature" subtlety?
Most likely. Do you have multiple architectures installed? If so, try
But this really is an R-devel question.
> Many thanks.
> -- Bert
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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