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

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 01:41:59 CEST 2015

On 06/08/2015 7:16 PM, Jose Claudio Faria wrote:
>     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.

Without a reproducible example, I won't follow up on this.

Duncan Murdoch

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