[Rd] symbols.rds error 1

Ivan Krylov kry|ov@r00t @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Apr 5 15:25:20 CEST 2022

On Tue, 5 Apr 2022 15:08:10 +0200
Roman Savchenko <gmstima using gmail.com> wrote:

> Error in system(sprintf("%s -Pg %s", nm, shQuote(f)), intern = TRUE) :
>   '""' not found

This does highlight a minor bug in R (an empty string is accidentally
quoted, so the absence of nm on the PATH isn't noted), but your setup
is part of the problem too, I think. How did you install Rtools? (Is it
appropriate here? Is R-pkg-devel a better fit?)

Here's the patch fixing the check (but not the reason why R can't find
nm on your machine):

--- src/library/tools/R/sotools.R       (revision 82033)
+++ src/library/tools/R/sotools.R       (working copy)
@@ -63,7 +63,7 @@
     if(!nzchar(nm)) {
         ## reasonable to assume nm is on the path
         nm <- Sys.which("nm")
-        if(!nzchar(nm)) nm <- shQuote(nm)
+        if(nzchar(nm)) nm <- shQuote(nm)
     if(!nzchar(nm)) {
         warning("this requires 'nm' to be on the PATH")

Best regards,

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