[R-pkg-devel] File name error

Blume Christine christine.blume at sbg.ac.at
Thu Dec 21 09:21:19 CET 2017

Hi Cathy,

I also had troubles with debian (Fedora only gave warnings) and no problems with other systems. Mine was related to me writing a file (or rather trying to write) in a working directory other than tempdir (can be retrieved by tempdir()). I now write it to tempdir and then set the old working directory again at the end of the example. Perhaps that is somehow helpful for your case too?

I can highly recommend to test your tar.gz file with the check() function of the rhub package. You can for example run check("pathtoyourpackage", platform = "debian-gcc-devel") or 
check_for_cran("pathtoyourpackage", platform = "debian-gcc-devel"), i.e. test your package on debian without troubles.


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Von: R-package-devel [mailto:r-package-devel-bounces at r-project.org] Im Auftrag von Cathy Lee Gierke
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An: R Package Development
Betreff: [R-pkg-devel] File name error

I am getting the following error from the auto-checks when trying to submit a package to CRAN:
<https://cran.r-project.org/web/checks/check_flavors.html#r-devel-linux-x86_64-debian-gcc> 3.63 56.71 60.34 ERROR

Error in pdf(file = fileName4, width = 8, height = 10) :
  cannot open file

Since this works for ALL other flavors, I am assuming it may be some file name restrictions unique to debian-gcc???  I can't think what else would cause it to fail only in the OS.

debian doesn't like "--"?

Cathy Lee Gierke

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