[R-SIG-Mac] [Lme4-authors] Missing binary packages for Mavericks (lme4)
steve.walker at utoronto.ca
Fri Apr 11 17:59:22 CEST 2014
Thank you Jeroen for this report. We (the lme4 authors) apologize for
Thank you Simon. Your diagnosis is correct. The test in question
should only run if mlmRev is available. This bug is now fixed in the
Ben and I just discussed the matter, and we will be submitting a patch
to cran within 24 hours. We would also like to include some other back
compatibility fixes within the patch, but are still deliberating about
which of these to include.
On 2014-04-11, 10:43 AM, Simon Urbanek wrote:
> On Apr 11, 2014, at 12:54 AM, Jeroen Ooms <jeroen.ooms at stat.ucla.edu> wrote:
>> Running update.packages on R 3.1 for Mavericks complains that some
>> CRAN packages do not have binary builds available. For example lme4 is
>> missing from http://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/mavericks/contrib/3.1/.
>> Is there any reason for this,
> Yes, only packages that pass make check are present.
>> or do I just need some patience? I installed lme4 from source and it seems to build without problems.
> It fails make check with
> * checking for unstated dependencies in tests ... OK
> * checking tests ... ERROR
> Running the tests in ‘tests/priorWeights.R’ failed.
> Last 13 lines of output:
> > sleepLmer <- lmer(Reaction ~ Days + (Days|Subject),
> + sleepstudy, weights = w,
> + REML = FALSE)
> > sleepComp <- compFunc(sleepLme, sleepLmer)
> > stopifnot(do.call(all.equal, sleepComp))
> > ## look at relative differences:
> > sleepComp$tolerance <- 0
> > do.call(all.equal, sleepComp)
>  "Mean relative difference: 0.000818191"
> > library(mlmRev)
> Error in library(mlmRev) : there is no package called 'mlmRev'
> Execution halted
> * elapsed time (check, wall clock): 7:57
> However, mlmRev itself depends on lme4, so it's not available. It seems like a bug in the tests which should not fail if mlmRev is not available since it's only suggested, not required.
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