[R-pkg-devel] Package update submission to CRAN fails on pretest

peter dalgaard pd@lgd @ending from gm@il@com
Fri Dec 7 13:58:03 CET 2018

Hmm, no ERRORs in the CRAN checks at this moment? 

Re. utf-8, on Mac OS, the CRAN checks have a note about 90 strings marked as utf8.

I see 57 of them in

> life$Country[Encoding(life$Country)!="unknown"]
 [1] "Korea, Dem. People’s Rep." "Korea, Dem. People’s Rep."
 [3] "Korea, Dem. People’s Rep." "Korea, Dem. People’s Rep."
 [5] "Korea, Dem. People’s Rep." "Korea, Dem. People’s Rep."

and 32 more in "mortality". You go find the remaining 1...

This seems to be an issue with the quote symbol:

> u <- life$Country[Encoding(life$Country)!="unknown"][1]
> Encoding(u)
[1] "UTF-8"
> Encoding(u) <- "bytes"
> u
[1] "Korea, Dem. People\\xe2\\x80\\x99s Rep."

I have no clue why this is not an issue on only some platforms.


> On 7 Dec 2018, at 08:54 , Wolfgang Lenhard <wolfgang.lenhard using uni-wuerzburg.de> wrote:
> Dear list,
> I am getting problems when trying to submit an update of the package 
> cNORM to CRAN. I am developing the package with RStudio and devtools and 
> I am using Travis for automatic testing. The package is tested locally 
> on Win10 and Mac OS X and on Travis with Ubuntu and Mac both for 
> development and release versions of R. All local tests and tests on 
> Travis work flawlessly - no errors, warning or notes. When submitting to 
> CRAN, a note and an error show up on some of the Linux OS (Fedora & 
> Solaris) and Mac OS X, while others display an 'OK' (Win, Debian). The 
> results: https://cran.r-project.org/web/checks/check_results_cNORM.html
> - error: This seems to be related to the vignette with the following 
> message:
>> * checking examples ... ERROR
>> Running examples in ‘cNORM-Ex.R’ failed
> I can however not identify the location of the error
> - Note: Check: data for non-ASCII characters
> The strange thing is: I checked all data files multiple times. They 
> mainly consist of data.frames with numerics and all colnames  are ASCII. 
> I am not able to replicate the issue. The same is true for the error, 
> which does not show up on Travis and as well locally. And finally, the 
> results state, that the version of the package is 1.0.1, which had been 
> the first submission to CRAN a month ago. The current version of the 
> package is 1.1.1. Could this be the reason for the problem?
> Do you have an idea how to progress with the testing or how to locate 
> the errors? Any help is welcome.
> Best regards,
>     Wolfgang Lenhard
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