[R-pkg-devel] Weird error on CRAN linux check
d@vidhughjone@ @ending from gm@il@com
Thu Jul 5 21:35:35 CEST 2018
Installed from CRAN or github? CRAN should be OK - I hope!
On Thu, 5 Jul 2018 at 20:33, Iñaki Úcar <i.ucar86 using gmail.com> wrote:
> I installed huxtable in two environments, my own Fedora installation with
> R 3.5.0 and all my packages and in a fresh Ubuntu system with R 3.4.4 and
> an empty library. In both cases, huxtable is unusable: every example I try
> fails because it doesn't find the methods.
> So it has nothing to do with R checks or CRAN scripts, and it seems
> improbable to me that the error comes from a corrupted dependency.
> El jue., 5 jul. 2018 20:06, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan using gmail.com>
>> On 05/07/2018 9:11 AM, David Hugh-Jones wrote:
>> > Agreed. I fixed the roxygen2 and it works fine. But yet, the original
>> > v4.0.1 on CRAN has a namespace file which contains
>> > S3method(bold,huxtable)
>> > export(bold)
>> > export(bold.huxtable)
>> > and
>> > S3method("align<-",huxtable)
>> > export("align<-")
>> > export("align<-.huxtable")
>> > yet still fails on linux-patched and linux-release, with "no applicable
>> > method" errors for align<- and bold. Unfortunately, I don't know how to
>> > reproduce the error on any other platform....
>> I just got R installed on an Ubuntu VM, and ran "R CMD check
>> huxtable_4.0.1.tar.gz" both with and without "--as-cran", without seeing
>> the error you quoted. (I did see other problems, related to not having
>> things like pandoc installed; nothing that looked like a problem with
>> the package rather than a problem with my R installation.)
>> That looks like a bug, but without having a system that can reproduce
>> it, it's hard to narrow down where:
>> - In R's checks? Seems unlikely, given it is so system specific.
>> - In CRAN's scripts? Really unlikely, since all the tests are in R.
>> - In huxtable or some package used by huxtable? Seems possible:
>> maybe memory got corrupted. Perhaps running under some memory checker
>> would be more informative.
>> Perhaps the CRAN team could be helpful here.
>> > Anyway, meanwhile, my problem is fixed and I have learned something
>> > about function environments.
>> Given that the error is unrelated to the solution, it really looks like
>> memory corruption somewhere or other.
>> Duncan Murdoch
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