[Rd] `var' broken in 1.8.0 alpha (2003-09-15)

Torsten Hothorn Torsten.Hothorn at rzmail.uni-erlangen.de
Tue Sep 16 15:54:20 MEST 2003

> Yes these two are related, but the e-mail subject is wrong:
> It's *your* fault because you must have unpacked the new version
> on top of an older one.
> The official alpha version (Snapshots from here, or rsync) do
> not have your problem:
> Before a few days ago, there were files
>     src/library/base/R/var.R
>     src/library/base/R/cov.R
> the newer R-alpha do not have them -- and if you use the old
> files where you shouldn't --> you get the problem.

yes, thats the problem, however it is a problem with rsync. I
update the tree via

	rsync -rC rsync.r-project.org::r-devel R

an this does not remove those files:

hothorn at www:~/software/R/src/library/base/R$ ls -la cov.R
-rw-r--r--    1 hothorn  users         375 Sep 12 04:00 cov.R
hothorn at www:~/software/R/src/library/base/R$ ls -la var.R
-rw-r--r--    1 hothorn  users         361 Sep 12 04:00 var.R

A possible fix is using

	rsync -rC --delete rsync.r-project.org::r-devel R

(maybe one should add a hint in section 2.4 of the FAQ).

Thank you for pointing this out!



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