[Rd] R 3.5.0 fails its regression test suite on Linux/x86_64

Peter Simons simons at nospf.cryp.to
Tue Apr 24 11:50:22 CEST 2018

Duncan Murdoch writes:

 >> ./configure --without-recommended-packages && make && make check
 > So you're getting paid to do what you do, but you want the volunteers
 > in R Core to do some work for you for free.

You are jumping to conclusions. Nobody pays me a single cent to package
R for Nix; I do that purely as a hobby.

 >> If no-one wants to make those changes for whatever reason, then that's fine and
 >> I'll just disable the test suite in NixOS to make the build succeed. I feel like
 >> that would be a sub-optimal solution, though.
 > I agree. You should spend some time working out a better one.

Well, you know, every so often, I reach out to people in a free software
community to make them aware of some issue I've run into. On some
occasions, members of those communities respond in a helpful and
friendly manner that impresses me because these people are obviously
thoughtful and issue-oriented and offer nuanced insight into the problem
I've brought up, and then I feel like it would be fun to interact with
those people to learn new stuff and maybe contribute something useful.
That's the point about volunteering, right? People do it because they
*enjoy it*, not because someone tells them to.

So, you go ahead and have a very nice day, Duncan.

Best regards,

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