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

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 02:44:08 CEST 2016

Jose resurrected this, and this time I reproduced it.  It's a simple bug 
to fix, just an oversight in a test in install.packages().

It'll make it into 3.3.0.

Duncan Murdoch

On 06/08/2015 7:41 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> 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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