[R-pkg-devel] What to do when you can't reproduce CRAN R CMD check unit test failures?
bob at rudis.net
Wed May 11 14:46:41 CEST 2016
did you try winbuilder R-devel? I occasionally (ok, often) forget to
do that and it sometimes kick out different errors than R-devel on
On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 2:40 AM, Richard Cotton <richierocks at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yesterday I uploaded a new version of the pathological package to
> CRAN. It was initially accepted but today I got a message saying that
> some of the tests for the decompose_path function are failing under
> I've tested the package on a local Windows 10 machine with R-3.3.0 and
> R-devel, and in Win 7 and Win 8 compatibility modes, and on Windows
> Server 2012 via AppVeyor. In all cases, all the tests pass.
> I tried the CRAN win builder service today, and again, all tests pass.
> The failure portion of the output I got from Uwe is as follows:
> * checking tests ... ERROR
> Running the tests in 'tests/testthat.R' failed.
> Last 13 lines of output:
> 1. Failure: decompose_path handles paths with no directory and a
> single extension in the filename. (@test_decompose_path.R#42)
> 2. Failure: decompose_path handles paths with no directory and a
> double extension in the filename. (@test_decompose_path.R#72)
> 3. Failure: decompose_path handles paths with no directory and no
> extension in the filename. (@test_decompose_path.R#103)
> 4. Failure: decompose_path handles filenames containing a '.' and an
> extension. (@test_decompose_path.R#133)
> 5. Failure: decompose_path handles the current directory as '.'.
> 6. Failure: decompose_path handles the parent directory as '..'.
> 7. Failure: decompose_path handles files inside '.'.
> 8. Failure: decompose_path works with a character vector input.
> 9. Failure: decompose_path works with a factor input.
> 1. ...
> Since this isn't hugely informative as to the problem, I'd like
> general advice on how I can diagnose a failing test when I can't
> reproduce it.
> It would also be useful if anyone can run R CMD check and see if they
> find test failures.
> The CRAN release is here (the problematic version is 0.0-8):
> and the github version is currently in the same state, available here:
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