[R-sig-Debian] R3.2.1: tools::testInstalledBasic("both") fails since no tests are installed by default. Confirmed?
edd at debian.org
Sun Jul 26 20:11:05 CEST 2015
On 26 July 2015 at 18:49, nospam at altfeld-im.de wrote:
| Dear R-SIG-Debian team,
| I have installed R3.2.1 as described at cran.r-project.org
| on my Ubuntu 14.04 using the Ubuntu packages for R (r-base and
| r-base-dev) from the package URL
| deb http://<my.favorite.cran.mirror>/bin/linux/ubuntu trusty/
| I wanted to test the installation using the R commands:
| Sys.setenv(LC_COLLATE = "C", LANGUAGE = "en")
| "testInstalledBasic()" failed with the error message:
| Error in setwd(file.path(R.home(), "tests")) :
| cannot change working directory
| "R.home()" results in
|  "/usr/lib/R"
| I looked into this folder and could not find test sub folder "tests"
| where the base tests are supposed to be stored.
| My questions:
| 1. Can you please confirm that the "tests" sub folder is no part of the
| packages? Otherwise I have to diagnose an installation problem on
| my computer...
| 2. What is the reason for not installing the tests (I am just curious)?
| 3. If the tests are useful: How can I install them manually?
| Since I install the binary package and do not build from the source
| I cannot call "make install-tests" as proposed in the
| "R Installation and Administration" in
You may need to work from sources for this. I can look into this, time
permitting, when I next overhault / extend the Debian packaging.
http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com | @eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org
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