[Rd] installing online help (PR#423)

Prof Brian Ripley Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk>
Tue, 8 Feb 2000 12:20:45 +0000 (GMT)

> From: jlindsey@alpha.luc.ac.be
> Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 12:29:24 +0100 (MET)
> When I attempt to install the online help for R.99 on Intel RH5.2, I
> get the following message
> Substitution loop at /usr/local/src/R/etc/Rdconvlib.pl line 1589, <rdfile> 
chunk 171
> and it stops after a few files. Each time I rerun it, it gets a bit
> further and gives a different number at the end. I commented out the
> line 1589 and it works.

This appears to be a bug in the Perl included with RH5.2.  Adrian
Trapletti (and Fritz Leisch) reports:

   I had exactly the same problem, also under RH5.2. I upgraded to 
   perl version 5.005_03 and now it works. 

Perl 5.005_02 works for me on Solaris, too.

[I am just filing Adrian's report on R-bugs for the record.]

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