[R-SIG-Mac] installation of source packages in R.app: pathnames not escaped correctly?

Jochen Laubrock laubrock at uni-potsdam.de
Fri Dec 11 15:49:26 CET 2009


this is a possible (minor) bug report for R.app GUI:

Installing a source package from R.app GUI fails when the path to the package contains a blank. For example, after a click on "Install..." button and selection of package eyetrackR_0.12.tar.gz, the following error indicates that the argument passed on to gzip was not correctly escaped.

gzip: /Users/jochen/Projects/R.gz: No such file or directory
gzip: library/potsdam/eyetrackR/eyetrackR_0.12.tar.gz: No such file or directory
ERROR: cannot extract package from ‘/Users/jochen/Projects/R library/potsdam/eyetrackR/eyetrackR_0.12.tar.gz’

Everything works fine from Terminal.app using R CMD install eyetrackR_0.12.tar.gz 

Best, jochen

R version 2.10.0 (2009-10-26) 

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