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

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Sep 16 16:21:43 MEST 2003

>>>>> "Torsten" == Torsten Hothorn <Torsten.Hothorn at rzmail.uni-erlangen.de>
>>>>>     on Tue, 16 Sep 2003 14:54:20 +0200 (CEST) writes:

    >> 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.

    Torsten> yes, thats the problem, however it is a problem
    Torsten> with rsync. 

no, but with the options you use it with...   ;-)

    Torsten> I update the tree via

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

    Torsten> an this does not remove those files:

    Torsten> A possible fix is using
    Torsten> 	rsync -rC --delete rsync.r-project.org::r-devel R

Of course, I've always used something like the above -- that's
why I said above rsync would also give the correct files... 

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


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