[R] R CMD build produces tar error under FreeBSD 5.4
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Sep 25 15:05:08 CEST 2005
On Sun, 25 Sep 2005, Andrew Robinson wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 25, 2005 at 12:07:02PM +0100, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> > On Sun, 25 Sep 2005, Andrew Robinson wrote:
> > > I have constructed a package using package.skeleton(), when I try
> > >
> > > $ R CMD build foo
> > > * checking for file 'foo/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
> > > * preparing 'foo':
> > > * checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... OK
> > > * cleaning src
> > > * removing junk files
> > > tar: Option -L is not permitted in mode -x
> > > Error: cannot open file 'foo/DESCRIPTION' for reading
> > >
> > > foo/DESCRIPTION exists and the permissions are correct. The same
> > > command works under Linux Fedora 2. The man pages on each OS imply
> > > that tar differs across the two platforms. Does anyone have any
> > > thoughts on a work-around?
> > No, because R does not use tar -L (which is to do with tape lengths on GNU
> > tar).
> > It does use tar chf and tar xhf. The h modifier would appear to be
> > applicable only to dumps, so at a wild guess the error message means -h is
> > not permitted. Try replacing xhf by xf.
> Yes, that works. For the record: I removed the 'h' options from all
> tar calls in
You do in principle want them for the chf calls.
> Thanks for your speedy and accurate response.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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