[Rd] Problem with .First.lib while running R CMD check

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jun 3 18:36:58 CEST 2004

On Tue, 1 Jun 2004, Frank E Harrell Jr wrote:

> Thanks very much Martin.  I think you've hit on it.  The problem seems 
> to have to do with the order in which I install Hmisc using regular 
> (non-shared) R (installed the usual Debian way) with regard to when I 
> run CMD check under R-devel.  I configured R-devel using --enable-shared 
> (if this matters) and ran R-devel CMD check "fresh" and all seems to be 
> well.  Thanks for your insight.  In the future I think I'll just remove 
> the *.o files from regular R before running CMD check.  I am surprised 
> that R-devel and R 1.9 are inconsistent on this point.  -Frank

Take a look at the NEWS file.  In R-devel, if --enable-R-shared (sic) is 
specified libR.so is always used, even by R.bin.  There are several 
reasons for the change, one of which is that libR.so actually gets tested.

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