[R] make check fails -- how to debug

Ivan Krylov kry|ov@r00t @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Feb 12 22:42:55 CET 2020

On Wed, 12 Feb 2020 19:32:34 +0000
"Barris, Wes" <Wes.Barris using cobb-vantress.com> wrote:

> I'm only trying to install the latest version on our servers for our
> users.

Are you allowed to use EPEL? This seems to be the officialy supported
way of installing latest R on CentOS [1]. It might be a good idea to
ask in R-SIG-Fedora [2] instead of R-help, too.

> Is this what I need to type?

The following command should more or less reproduce the test:

cd "$(mktemp -d)"

/usr/local/src/stats/R-3.6.2/CentOS/bin/R CMD build \
  --keep-empty-dirs /usr/local/src/stats/R-3.6.2/CentOS/tests/Pkgs/exSexpr

But the problem seems evident even without that.

> Note: I've installed the (many) rpms for texlive so that pdflatex is
> available.  Unfortunately, the same test continues to fail.  Here is
> the latest log:


> ! LaTeX Error: File `inconsolata.sty' not found.

Not sure whether Inconsolata [3] is packaged for CentOS, but it seems
to be required to build the documentation. It might be possible to
disable the use of this font [4], but I don't understand enough LaTeX
to comment on it further.

Either way, people on R-SIG-Fedora should be able to provide better
help installing latest R on a CentOS server than me.

Best regards,

[1] https://cloud.r-project.org/bin/linux/redhat/README

[2] https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-sig-fedora

[3] https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/inconsolata/

[4] https://stackoverflow.com/a/34524358

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