[R] Output from make check

Patrick Connolly p.connolly at hortresearch.co.nz
Thu Jun 27 02:22:33 CEST 2002

On Thu, 27-Jun-2002 at 12:22AM +0200, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:

|> Patrick Connolly <p.connolly at hortresearch.co.nz> writes:
|> > Loading required package: survival 
|> > Error in .Defunct() : `.Alias' is defunct.
|> > See ?Defunct.
|> > Execution halted
|> > 
|> > If I remove that section, all the other tests succeed.
|> > 
|> > I'm puzzled as to how that could have happened.  Is it finding an
|> > older version of the survival package instead?  Can't imagine how it
|> > could be doing that. 
|> Installing a new R over an older one will do just that. Did you
|> install the recommended packages?

I've installed it to a different directory, not over the previous
version, and changed the link to point to the new directory.  All the
recommend packages are installed.  

I've since deleted the previous version but the problem persisted
until I removed the old library itself which was in a directory which
is not the default location. I've not made any reference to it since I
installed 1.5.1, so it was surprising that it was being used.

Does that mean there is a mechanism that looks for a likely library by
the name even though its directory has not been mentioned?  I could
understand that happening if it was in the default location, but
evidently it searches for the first occurrence of something that looks
like a library even before it looks in the default location where a
newer one exists.

Is that a feature?

Patrick Connolly
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