[R-pkg-devel] R CMD check getting stalled

Hadley Wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Fri May 29 04:53:46 CEST 2015

Ok, it looks like it's actually quite a subtle problem. (Thanks to
Winston Chang for tracking it down). The root of the problem appears
to be the call to du at

With 32-bit R Sys.which("du") finds Rtools/bin/du.exe, whereas 64-bit
R finds c:/windows/system32/du.exe (see attached screenshot).


On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 4:04 PM, Uwe Ligges
<ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de> wrote:
> I guess a package that was installed by root and later on checked by a
> regular user or some such, so that permissions do not match.
> I think I'd try to remove the package from all libraries and try again. And
> note that network drives/mounts may be the source of such a problem when
> some listings are disabled.
> Best,
> Uwe Ligges
> On 28.05.2015 23:02, Hadley Wickham wrote:
>>> Wild guess: It's not the package but the file system or file permissions
>>> so
>>> that you cannot determine the size.
>> Do you have any thoughts on where specifically to look? Permissions of
>> the library or of the current dir?
>> I also wondered if it might be caused by a recursive link that caused
>> the size inspection to never finish, but there aren't any symlinks in
>> the package.
>> I have one student in a class of ~60 students who has this problem.
>> The package source is at https://github.com/hadley/rv2/tree/check-me,
>> but it seems unlikely to be related to the package as it works for
>> everyone else.
>> Hadley

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