[Rd] Problem R-1.8.0 library tcltk on Tcl-8.0.5 (PR#4699)

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Oct 21 17:34:39 MEST 2003

Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik at wu-wien.ac.at> writes:

> > (Argh. The test builds of 1.8.0 were actually against tcl8.0, but
> > apparently our testing procedures skip any attempt to load the dynlib.
> > Automated tests of tcl/tk are difficult because Tk will protest if
> > there is no X display.)
> On systems which have Xvfb, this is not a problem.
> The daily package checker uses this, for example.

Hmm it is more tricky than that it seems. I see

comparing 'stepfun-Ex.Rout' to 'stepfun-Ex.Rout.prev' ... OK
running code in 'tcltk-Ex.R' ... OK
comparing 'tcltk-Ex.Rout' to 'tcltk-Ex.Rout.prev' ... OK
collecting examples for package 'ts' ...
make[5]: Entering directory `/e7/pd/r-devel/BUILD/src/library'


[pd at franz BUILD]$ tail  tests/Examples/tcltk-Ex.Rout
> postscript("tcltk-Examples.ps")
> assign("par.postscript", par(no.readonly = TRUE), env = .CheckExEnv)
> options(contrasts = c(unordered = "contr.treatment", ordered = "contr.poly"))
> require('tcltk') || q()
Loading required package: tcltk
Error in dyn.load(x, as.logical(local), as.logical(now)) :
        unable to load shared library "/e7/pd/r-devel/BUILD/library/tcltk/libs/tcltk.so":
  /e7/pd/r-devel/BUILD/library/tcltk/libs/tcltk.so: undefined symbol: RTcl_ActivateConsole
Error in runHook(".onLoad", env, package.lib, package) :
        .onLoad failed

I.e. the seeming pass of make check is really just reflecting the fact
that I got the same catastrophic failure as last time I ran it... 

Is there a better way?

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