[Rd] More strange R CMD build/check errors on Windows

Peter Dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Sun Sep 12 10:51:47 CEST 2010

On 09/12/2010 08:10 AM, Hervé Pagès wrote:
> AFAICT those problems were never seen before (i.e. with R < 2.12).
> They show up randomly everyday for a small number of packages
> (between 10 and 20 out of 400). The set of victims changes everyday
> and any package seems to be a potential victim (I've not been able
> to observe any obvious pattern so far).
> Does anyone have any idea what could make 'R CMD build' and
> 'R CMD check' so confused/unreliable on Windows?
> Thanks,
> H.

Antivirus software? I suspect you already ruled that out, but it has
been the culprit for problems with mysteriously disappearing
intermediate files in several cases, so I thought I'd mention it.

Peter Dalgaard
Center for Statistics, Copenhagen Business School
Phone: (+45)38153501
Email: pd.mes at cbs.dk  Priv: PDalgd at gmail.com

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