[R-SIG-Mac] Problem with R CMD check, pdflatex

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun May 17 09:16:18 CEST 2009

On Sat, 16 May 2009, Ji-Ping Wang wrote:

> I found a strange  error while I used ?R CMD check? for package in Mac OS X
> Leopard. In the current version, R. 2.9, it always returns an error message
> related to ?pdflatex?. Something like
> ?LaTeX errors when creating PDF version.
> This typically indicates Rd problems.
> * checking PDF version of manual without index ... ERROR?
> After I checked the .Rd files, I could not find any grammar mistakes. While
> I checked it under Windows/Linux (older version), I didn?t find such errors.
> I then downloaded older version, R 2.7 for mac OS X. R CMD check did not
> return any similar error message. Therefore I suspect the current version R
> 2.9 probably has some bug(s) related to package building.

The likely explanation is that the checking in 2.9.0 (sic) is more 
thorough, so it is problems with your package or platform that the 
earlier version (there was no 'R 2.7': please do study the posting 
guide) did not report.

You need to look at the .log file in the .Rcheck directory.

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