R chek of package VR is broken (PR#1683)

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue, 18 Jun 2002 07:51:06 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 17 Jun 2002, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 17, 2002 at 10:00:11PM +0200, ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:
> > and the under-qualified pilot applied it to a *binary* installed package,
> > despite the emphasized warning.
> I wonder if "R CMD check ... " could abort with an error message if it is
> applied to a binary package?

I am not sure how simple that is.  It used to be hard to tell source and
binary packages apart.  What we can do is to test for Built: in the
DESCRIPTION file, which will cope with people who have built the package

The trouble with idiot-proofing is anticipating the idiot: as far as I am
aware this is a first.

In all other cases I tried the INSTALL part of R CMD check failed.

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