[Rd] tcl problem with R-3.6.3?

Charles Geyer ch@r||e @end|ng |rom @t@t@umn@edu
Sun Mar 1 00:45:57 CET 2020

I realized I don't have to do those checks.  It was not working again (same
error) message when I got home, but after a reboot it worked fine.  Of
course it has tcl/tk because when it works, it brings up a gui chooser
thingy that allows me to choose a CRAN mirror.

On Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 3:33 PM Charles Geyer <charlie using stat.umn.edu> wrote:

> No. I didn't do any of that and am now at a hockey game.  But since I
> can't reproduce the problem after an Ubuntu online update and reboot, I
> assume the issue is moot.  But I will check these things in an hour or so.
> On Sat, Feb 29, 2020, 3:24 PM Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd using debian.org> wrote:
>> Charles,
>> Did you try a build of the provided alpha, beta and rc releases made
>> available to allow you to ensure that the released version would build and
>> perform as expected?
>> FWIW the new 3.6.3 made ~ 12 hours ago are already available for Debian,
>> built for the Ubuntu backports at CRAN (thanks to Michael) and also in the
>> base Rocker container behaves as expected (and as the one RC build did):
>> edd using rob:~$ docker run --rm -ti rocker/r-base
>> R version 3.6.3 (2020-02-29) -- "Holding the Windsock"
>> Copyright (C) 2020 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
>> Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)
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>> > capabilities()
>>        jpeg         png        tiff       tcltk         X11        aqua
>>        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE       FALSE       FALSE
>>    http/ftp     sockets      libxml        fifo      cledit       iconv
>>        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE
>>         NLS     profmem       cairo         ICU long.double     libcurl
>>        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE
>> >
>> And (to echo Martin Maechler) tcltk comes up as TRUE as it should.
>> Dirk
>> --
>> http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com | @eddelbuettel | edd using debian.org

Charles Geyer
Professor, School of Statistics
Resident Fellow, Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
University of Minnesota
charlie using stat.umn.edu

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