[R-pkg-devel] R CMD build: "Error in if (any(update))"

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd @end|ng |rom deb|@n@org
Mon Jun 10 15:58:31 CEST 2019

On 10 June 2019 at 13:21, Rob Foxall wrote:
| I've got an R package that I periodically create in what I assume is
| an old-fashioned way:
| Within R: use "package.skeleton"
| Outside of R: update e.g. .rd files as appropriate
| Command window: run the following commands
| R CMD build packageName
| R CMD check packageName

Close. This should check the .tar.gz produced by the preceding command:

  R CMD check packageName_a.b.c.tar.gz     # where a.b.c is current version

| R CMD INSTALL --build packageName

Not sure you need --build; it creates a binary for redistribution but only 
for system that match your system closely.  I would recommend

  R CMD INSTALL packageName_a.b.c.tar.gz


| I am now getting an error on the R CMD build stage. Initially I had
| wanted to remove a package dependency (by not passing some functions
| to package.skeleton and editing my NAMESPACE and DESCRIPTION file
| appropriately), but on getting the error I tried to revert everything
| back to my last successful build (Feb 2019), however, the error
| persisted:
| R CMD build packageName
| * checking for file 'packageName/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
| * preparing 'packageName' :
| * checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... OK
| * checking for LF line-endings in source and make files
| * checking for empty or unneeded directories
| * looking to see if a 'data/datalist' file should be added
| Error in if (any(update)) { : missing value where TRUE/FALSE needed
| Execution halted
| I am guessing that the error could be due to any of the last three
| lines that don't have an "OK", but I am completely stuck as to how to
| narrow it down further, and Dr. Google has already failed me.

I would think it has to do with your package sources, and a possible change
in R 3.6.0.  Checks get better over time so it may set off a flag for
something that passed before.

But we can't really tell without access to your code.

Hth, Dirk

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