[R] Make check failure for R-2.4.1

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu May 24 18:12:46 CEST 2007

>>>>> "UweL" == Uwe Ligges <ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
>>>>>     on Thu, 24 May 2007 17:34:16 +0200 writes:

    UweL> Some of these test are expected from time to time, since they are using 
    UweL> random numbers. Just re-run.

eehm,  "some of these", yes, but not the ones Adam mentioned,

Adam, if you want more info you should report to us the *end*
(last dozen of lines) of
your d-p-q-r-tests.Rout[.fail]  file.

    UweL>  BTW: We do have R-2.5.0 these days.


And gcc 2.95.4 is also very old.
Maybe you've recovered an old compiler / math-library bug from
that antique compiler suite ?


    UweL> Uwe Ligges

    UweL> Adam Witney wrote:
    >> I'm trying to install R-2.4.1, everything configure's and make's OK, but the
    >> make check fails:
    >> running code in 'd-p-q-r-tests.R' ...make[3]: *** [d-p-q-r-tests.Rout] Error
    >> 1
    >> make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/install/R-2.4.1/tests'
    >> make[2]: *** [test-Specific] Error 2
    >> make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/install/R-2.4.1/tests'
    >> make[1]: *** [test-all-basics] Error 1
    >> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/install/R-2.4.1/tests'
    >> make: *** [check] Error 2
    >> This is Debian, gcc 2.95.4. My previous version R-2.1.0 installed ok.
    >> Any idea why this is failing? I have googled the errors, but couldn't find
    >> any resolutions
    >> Thanks for any help
    >> Adam

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