[Rd] $RHOME/bin/check in windows (PR#5135)

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Mon Nov 17 08:12:45 MET 2003

Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 02:51:56 +0100 (CET), you wrote:
>>To whom it may concerned,
>>I'm trying to build a new R package in a windows platform.
>>Before that, I tried to check the previous well-know package from the CRAN
>>using the Rcmd command.
>>But I got the error messages as below.
>>I think this comes from the parsing error from the Perl script in $RHOME/bin/check.
>>In the following example, 'Program Files' is splited into 'Program', 
>>and this has made the R checking prosess halt.
>>What could I've done wrong?
> This is a known & documented problem, which we're unlikely to fix
> unless someone who experiences it submits a patch. The readme.packages
> file says this:
> "BEWARE: Don't expect this to work if the path to R_HOME contains
> spaces.  It may work, but we don't recommend it."
> You seem to have one of the systems where it doesn't work.  You should
> re-install R somewhere other than the "Program files" directory if you
> want this to work relatively painlessly.
> Duncan Murdoch

Let me add two points:

- You don't have LaTeX installed (properly), which is required to run 
"Rcmd check" completely.
- This is not a bug, so no reason to send a bug report.

Uwe Ligges

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