[Rd] Update today broke foreign package (PR#13533)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Feb 17 07:54:05 CET 2009

foregin_0.8-32 was testsd aginst 2.8.1 prior to release, and I've just 
tested it again.

This might be a locale issue (but I also tested in a latin1 and C 
locale), but I think it is specific to some files.

So can we have both the output of sessionInfo() and a file that 
causes the problem (it appears not to be one of the test files in the 
'tests' subdirectory), and I'll investigate further.

On Mon, 16 Feb 2009, rubin at msu.edu wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm running R 2.8.1 on Ubuntu, and today I got updates for a couple of
> packages, including foreign (r-cran-foreign, now at version 0.8.32).
> Subsequent to the upgrade, attempts to invoke read.spss produce the
> following error:
> Error in inherits(x, "factor") : object "cp" not found
> and the call to read.spss fails.  I forced a downgrade to 0.8.26, and
> read.spss works again.
> Cheers,
> Paul Rubin
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