[Rd] Problem with build and check

Therneau, Terry M., Ph.D. therneau at mayo.edu
Wed Nov 12 20:11:09 CET 2014

I am getting failure of build and check, for an Rd file that has a long argument list.
Guess diagnosis: a quoted string beyond a certain point in the argument list is fatal.

Example:  Use the function below, create an Rd file for it with prompt().  Move the .Rd 
file to the man directory (no need to edit it) and try building

dart.control <- function(server=c("production", "integration", "development",
                          out.poll.duration = 5,
                          out.poll.increase = 1.1,
                          out.poll.max = 30,
                          out.poll.timeout = 3600,
                          netrc.server = "ldap",
                          rtype = c("xml", "json"),
                          dateformat= "%Y-%m-%d") {

     server <- match.arg(server)

I created a package "dummy" with only this function, and get the following on my Linux box.

tmt-local2021% R CMD build dummy
* checking for file ‘dummy/DESCRIPTION’ ... OK
* preparing ‘dummy’:
* checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... OK
Warning: newline within quoted string at dart.control.Rd:11
Warning: /tmp/RtmpjPjz9V/Rbuild398d6e382572/dummy/man/dart.control.Rd:46: unexpected 
section header '\value'
Warning: newline within quoted string at dart.control.Rd:11
Error in parse_Rd("/tmp/RtmpjPjz9V/Rbuild398d6e382572/dummy/man/dart.control.Rd", :
   Unexpected end of input (in " quoted string opened at dart.control.Rd:88:16)
Execution halted

Session info for my version
 > sessionInfo()
R Under development (unstable) (2014-10-30 r66907)
Platform: i686-pc-linux-gnu (32-bit)

  [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NUMERIC=C
  [3] LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8        LC_COLLATE=C
  [7] LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NAME=C
  [9] LC_ADDRESS=C               LC_TELEPHONE=C

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

Terry T.

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