[R-sig-ME] Is there a problem with the lme4a package at R-Forge

Kevin E. Thorpe kevin.thorpe at utoronto.ca
Wed Nov 10 14:33:51 CET 2010

On November 10, 2010 08:19:17 am Kevin E. Thorpe wrote:
> On November 9, 2010 08:45:44 pm Kevin E. Thorpe wrote:
> > I just upgraded my version of R to
> >
> > R version 2.12.0 Patched (2010-11-07 r53537)
> > Platform: i686-pc-linux-gnu (32-bit)
> >
> > So that I could install the current lme4a.  Earlier tonight, the package
> > seemed to be available, but as of 20:40 EST, it seems not to be.
> >
> > > install.packages("lme4a", repos="http://R-Forge.R-project.org")
> >
> > Warning message:
> > In getDependencies(pkgs, dependencies, available, lib) :
> >   package 'lme4a' is not available
> >
> > Also, downloading the package source (from the R-forge link) takes me to
> > "Page not Found"
> >
> > Anyone know what's going on?
> I searched my saved mail, since this problem seemed like Deja Vu all over
> again.  I found the link to the SVN instructions, and svn seems to have
> found the package.

OK, the build fails on my system.  I have the dependencies up-to-date.

> sessionInfo()
R version 2.12.0 Patched (2010-11-07 r53537)
Platform: i686-pc-linux-gnu (32-bit)

 [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US       LC_NUMERIC=C         LC_TIME=en_US
 [7] LC_PAPER=en_US       LC_NAME=C            LC_ADDRESS=C

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

other attached packages:
[1] minqa_1.1.9        Rcpp_0.8.8         MatrixModels_0.2-1 
[5] lattice_0.19-13

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] grid_2.12.0  tools_2.12.0

Here are the error messages from R CMD INSTALL.

g++ -I/usr/local/lib/R/include  -I/usr/local/include -I"/usr/local/lib/R/library/Matrix/include" -I"/usr/local/lib/R/library/Rcpp/include"   -fpic  -g -O2 -c 
glmFamily.cpp -o glmFamily.o
glmFamily.cpp: In function 'void _rcpp_module_glm_init()':
glmFamily.cpp:122: error: 'class Rcpp::class_<glm::glmFamily>' has no member 
named 'constructor'
glmFamily.cpp:122: error: 'init_1' was not declared in this scope
glmFamily.cpp:122: error: expected primary-expression before '>' token
glmFamily.cpp:122: error: expected primary-expression before ')' token
/usr/local/lib/R/library/Rcpp/include/Rcpp/Module.h: In member 
function 'SEXPREC* Rcpp::class_<Class>::newInstance(SEXPREC**, int) [with 
Class = glm::glmFamily]':
glmFamily.cpp:130:   instantiated from here
/usr/local/lib/R/library/Rcpp/include/Rcpp/Module.h:242: error: no matching 
function for call to 'glm::glmFamily::glmFamily()'
glmFamily.cpp:21: note: candidates are: glm::glmFamily::glmFamily(SEXPREC*)
glmFamily.h:12: note:                 glm::glmFamily::glmFamily(const 
make: *** [glmFamily.o] Error 1
ERROR: compilation failed for package 'lme4a'
* removing '/usr/local/lib/R/library/lme4a'

Has anyone else encountered this?

Kevin E. Thorpe
Biostatistician/Trialist, Knowledge Translation Program
Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
email: kevin.thorpe at utoronto.ca  Tel: 416.864.5776  Fax: 416.864.3016

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