[R-SIG-Mac] R CMD check / texi2dvi issues

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jan 13 12:06:59 CET 2009

On Tue, 13 Jan 2009, Robin Hankin wrote:

> Dear List
> MacOSX 10.5.5
> R-2.8.1 / R-2.9.0
> I'm having difficulty  with vignettes under  Mac OS X.
> Take the partitions package as an example.  According to the CRAN
> package check page for partitions, this is clean under each
> system, except for r-release-macosx-ix86 
> <http://cran.r-project.org/web/checks/check_flavors.html#r-release-macosx-ix86> 
> where the  check gives
> errors, for example:
> "Running 'texi2dvi' on setpartitions.tex failed. "
> Similar things happen to my other packages that include vignettes;
> I can't build vignette packages under macosx either.
> What's going on here?

Maybe _you_ could tell _us_?  R-devel gives more informative 
diagnostics than the above. However, 'partitions' checks out for me on 
my Mac, so I've no idea what you are seeing.  Surely a copy of your 
logs is 'at a minimum' information.

BTW, there is no 'R-2.9.0'.  If you mean 'R-devel (r47575)' or similar 
please say so -- too much time has been wasted in the past dealing 
with people using weeks-old versions of R-devel with issues that were 
only present for a few hours.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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