[Rd] paths and Rook problems only in OSX CRAN binary package?
simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Mon Nov 26 15:37:41 CET 2012
I was away hence a late response.
The problem is that you are creating aovApp directly at compile time, so it will hard-code the root path as the initialized object is lazy-loaded. This means that the package will only work in the library that it was complied into, it won't work anywhere else and thus it cannot be distributed as a binary package.
There are many possible fixes, probably the easiest is to simply make aovApp a function so the actual objects won't be lazy-loaded:
diff -ru BayesFactor/R/aovRook.R BayesFactor-fix/R/aovRook.R
--- BayesFactor/R/aovRook.R 2012-11-23 16:54:06.000000000 -0500
+++ BayesFactor-fix/R/aovRook.R 2012-11-26 09:32:48.000000000 -0500
@@ -119,7 +119,7 @@
rookEnv$aov$s <- Rhttpd$new()
@@ -262,7 +262,7 @@
-aovApp <- Builder$new(
+aovApp <- function() Builder$new(
urls = '/www',
root = system.file('.', package='BayesFactor')
On Nov 21, 2012, at 3:57 PM, Richard D. Morey wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm trying to diagnose a problem in my R package, but it is a little tricky since it seems to occur only with the Mac OSX CRAN binary build.
> My package starts a Rook server and opens a browser. On my own system (details below), when I build the package, I have no trouble. The Rook server starts and the page loads in the browser.
> However, if I've installed it from CRAN, I get the following error when trying to open my Rook interface:
> Warning message:
> In normalizePath(file.path(root, path_info)) :
> No such file or directory
> I assume "Simon" refers to Simon Urbanek.
> www/warning.html is the file Rook is attempting to open. This looks like a path from the CRAN build machine. How did this make it into my package? I'm sort of baffled, and I don't know how to diagnose it.
> To replicate:
> aovGUI(y = puzzles$RT, dataFixed = puzzles[,3:4], dataRandom = puzzles$ID)
> When I set
> options(warning.expression = quote(recover()))
> I see where the problem lies. In the frame "15: file_server$call(env)", the variable "root" is defined as:
> Browse> root
>  "/Volumes/XT3/Rdev-web/QA/Simon/packages/leopard-universal/Rlib/2.15/BayesFactor/."
> But "find" returns nothing for "root":
> Browse> find("root")
> In the Rook source here (https://github.com/jeffreyhorner/Rook/blob/master/Rook/R/File.R) is the reference to "root", but I'm not sure where the specific path value comes from.
> Further information:
> > sessionInfo()
> R version 2.15.2 (2012-10-26)
> Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0/x86_64 (64-bit)
>  en_AU.UTF-8/en_AU.UTF-8/en_AU.UTF-8/C/en_AU.UTF-8/en_AU.UTF-8
> attached base packages:
>  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>  tools_2.15.2
> My Rook version is 1.0-8 and I'm running Mountain Lion (10.8.2). Any hints would be appreciated.
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