[Rd] update.packages(checkBuilt=TRUE, ask=FALSE): possible bug

Jose Claudio Faria joseclaudio.faria at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 01:16:18 CEST 2015

> I'd like to see a reproducible example before I declared it to be a bug
> that needs fixing.
> Do note the news item in R-patched (soon to be R 3.2.2):
> | - download.packages()| failed for |type| equal to either |"both"| or
> |"binary"|. (Reported by Dan Tenenbaum.)
> install.packages() can call download.packages(), so this might have been
> fixed now.
> Duncan Murdoch

The bug described is occurring with all recent distributions available!

I discovery today, after install R version 3.2.2 beta (2015-08-04 r68843),
that the bug happens when I copy my packages from old distribution to the
library folder (being careful not to overwrite the newer ones that comes
with the distribution). I've been doing this for a long time.

As are many, it would be labor-intensive (but not impossible) to find those
responsible for the bug. If you decide that it is necessary I can go
testing package by package.

Jose Claudio Faria
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