[Rd] R 1.2 build

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Wed, 4 Oct 2000 17:25:27 +0200

>>>>> "PaulG" == Paul Gilbert <pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca> writes:

    PaulG> I've been trying to build a bundle 

You are talking about 

     R CMD build ....

right? It would help next time if you give these details..

    PaulG> with the R-devel snapshot from yesterday. (Yes I know it is
    PaulG> unstable and just tell me if I shouldn't be trying to do this
    PaulG> yet.)

no, it should be ok, AFAIK

    PaulG> It is failing with the message
    PaulG> tar : /dev/rmt/0 : Permission denied

this very much looks like tar
is trying to really work on a tape {"Tape ARchiving"} instead of a 
    PaulG> It happens after "removing junk files" and just after the message
    PaulG> "building dse_2000.9-1.tar.gz"

    PaulG> It looks to be coming from the line in the build script
    PaulG> system("tar ....

more exactly,
           system("tar -c -h -f $startdir/$filename $pkgs");

    PaulG> but I don't read perl very well.

Can you try to find out if the above command works in your shell,
	tar -c -h -f /tmp/ex.tar  d1 d2

where d1 and d2 must be valid directories ?

    PaulG> (Using Solaris.)

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