[R] Making R packages (Unix)

Michael Mader m.mader at gsf.de
Wed Sep 10 08:02:12 CEST 2003

"Gattuso, Jean-Pierre" wrote:
> Hi:
> I have have taken over from a colleague who
> prepared an R package and failed to build it on
> Windows. I am doing this with unix as I am a mac
> user. Below is the output I get when I use the
> build command:
> [gattuso:unix/R/CO2.Rcheck] gattuso% R CMD build CO2
> * checking for file 'CO2/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
> * preparing 'CO2':
> * checking whether 'INDEX' is up-to-date ... NO
> * use '--force' to overwrite the existing 'INDEX'
> * removing junk files
> * building 'CO2_1.0.tar.gz'
> tar: Unable to access
> /Users/gattuso/documents/unix/R/CO2.Rcheck/CO2_1.0.tar
> <No such file or directory>
> tar: WARNING! These file names were not selected:
> /Users/gattuso/documents/unix/R/CO2.Rcheck/CO2_1.0.tar
> CO2_1.0.tar: No such file or directory
Looks like R_HOME is set to an invalid directory.



Michael T. Mader
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