[Rd] can't build recent checkout of r-devel: tools invalid package

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Aug 30 20:58:23 CEST 2004

On Mon, 30 Aug 2004, Jeff Gentry wrote:

> > make[5]: Leaving directory `/udd/stvjc/JEDI/R200/src/library/tools/src'
> > make[4]: Leaving directory `/udd/stvjc/JEDI/R200/src/library/tools/src'
> > Error in loadNamespace(package, lib.loc, keep.source, TRUE, TRUE) :
> >         'tools' is not a valid package -- installed < 2.0.0?
> > Execution halted
> I'm getting the same error.  At first I thought it was that I was picking
> up an older version of R in my path, but that's not the case.

This is a transient problem caused by a bug fix, and has gone away 

Please do remember that R-devel is `under development' and be a bit more
patient.  We do not guarantee that it will build from `make distclean' on
all OSes at all hours of every day (and explicitly say otherwise).


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