[Rd] View() crashy on Ubuntu 9.04

Ben Bolker bolker at ufl.edu
Wed May 13 01:46:44 CEST 2009

  It's my vague impression that View() is workable on Windows and maybe
on MacOS, but on Ubuntu Linux 9.04 (intrepid) it seems completely
unstable.  I can reliably crash R by trying to look  at a very small,
simple data frame ...

   I was going to try to run with debug turned on, but my installed
version (2.9.0) doesn't have debugging symbols, and I'm having trouble
building the latest SVN version (./configure gives "checking for
recommended packages... ls: cannot access
./src/library/Recommended/boot_*.tar.gz: No such file or directory")

   Can anyone confirm?

    Ben Bolker

R --vanilla

> v <- data.frame(1:3,2:4)
> sessionInfo()
R version 2.9.0 (2009-04-17)


attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

> View(v)

  [change focus to the view window, hit "down arrow"]

 *** caught segfault ***
address 0x4, cause 'memory not mapped'

Possible actions:
1: abort (with core dump, if enabled)
2: normal R exit
3: exit R without saving workspace
4: exit R saving workspace
Selection: 3

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