[R-SIG-Mac] R CMD check / texi2dvi issues
simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Tue Jan 13 15:59:59 CET 2009
On Jan 13, 2009, at 6:52 , Robin Hankin wrote:
> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> 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.
> Sorry, I intended the link above to point to the log. Below text is
> cut-and-pasted just now from the CRAN Package Check Results for
> Package partitions (mac section):
... just telling us exactly which packages you have in mind would be
perfectly sufficient and more informative ;).
Short story: nothing to worry about - it should go away
Long story: We do build packages incrementally, i.e. a package is only
re-built if there is a new version (of the package or major R release)
or the package has failed make check previously (along the concept of
hope springs eternal). In the case of "partitions" it has last been
built 11/13/08 which was before some updates to the TeX system on the
check machine, so chances are that it wasn't happy with the TeX
present then. I have re-checked the package (partitions) today and the
NOTE went away. I'll check and see if any other packages are also
affected and re-check them, too.
> * using R version 2.8.0 (2008-10-20)
> * using session charset: ASCII
> * checking for file 'partitions/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
> * checking extension type ... Package
> * this is package 'partitions' version '1.8-2'
> * checking package name space information ... OK
> * checking package dependencies ... OK
> * checking if this is a source package ... OK
> * checking for executable files ... OK
> * checking whether package 'partitions' can be installed ... OK
> * checking package directory ... OK
> * checking for portable file names ... OK
> * checking for sufficient/correct file permissions ... OK
> * checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... OK
> * checking top-level files ... OK
> * checking index information ... OK
> * checking package subdirectories ... OK
> * checking R files for non-ASCII characters ... OK
> * checking R files for syntax errors ... OK
> * checking whether the package can be loaded ... OK
> * checking whether the package can be loaded with stated
> dependencies ... OK
> * checking whether the name space can be loaded with stated
> dependencies ... OK
> * checking for unstated dependencies in R code ... OK
> * checking S3 generic/method consistency ... OK
> * checking replacement functions ... OK
> * checking foreign function calls ... OK
> * checking R code for possible problems ... OK
> * checking Rd files ... OK
> * checking Rd cross-references ... OK
> * checking for missing documentation entries ... OK
> * checking for code/documentation mismatches ... OK
> * checking Rd \usage sections ... OK
> * checking line endings in C/C++/Fortran sources/headers ... OK
> * checking line endings in Makefiles ... OK
> * checking for portable use of $BLAS_LIBS ... OK
> * creating partitions-Ex.R ... OK
> * checking examples ... OK
> * checking tests ... OK
> * checking package vignettes in 'inst/doc' ... NOTE
> *** PDFLaTeX Errors ***
> Running 'texi2dvi' on 'partitionspaper.tex' failed.
> Running 'texi2dvi' on 'scrabble.tex' failed.
> Running 'texi2dvi' on 'setpartitions.tex' failed.
> * creating partitions-manual.tex ... OK
> * elapsed time (check, wall clock): 0:47
> It's clean under the other architectures.
>> 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.
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