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

William Dunlap wdun|@p @end|ng |rom t|bco@com
Mon Jun 10 18:00:21 CEST 2019

You might be able to find where the error occurred by putting the following
lines in ~/.Rprofile

cat("~/.Rprofile: setting alternate error handler\n")
        writeLines(c("Stack trace", paste0("  ",names(last.dump))))}))

Bill Dunlap
TIBCO Software
wdunlap tibco.com

On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 6:38 AM Rob Foxall <rfoxall27 using gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> (Re-posting here as per advice from r-help)
> 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
> R CMD INSTALL --build packageName
> 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.
> Using R version 3.6.0, R tools version (I don't recall if had
> different versions previous time I built this package in Feb 2019).
> Attempt to reproduce error with dummy package failed (i.e. no issues
> with R CMD build).
> Cheers,
> Rob.
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