[R] problem with rcmd build R-devel

James MacDonald jmacdon at med.umich.edu
Tue Jan 20 23:04:04 CET 2004

Hi All,

I am having a problem with Rcmd build using R-devel on WinXP. If I try
to build a package using the --binary flag, I get the following error:

Error: cannot change to directory ' 'c:/TEMP/Rbuild.XXXX'  '

Where XXXX is some number. I can get Rcmd build to work using R-1.7.1
and R-1.8.0, so I don't think it is a permission problem. I looked at
the build file, and the relevant portion appears to be the same in all

 if($opt_binary) {
	my $libdir = "${R::Vars::TMPDIR}/Rbuild.$$";
	mkdir("$libdir", 0755)
	    or die "Cannot create directory '$libdir'\n";

If I do Rcmd install --build, I get a built .zip file, but it appears
that the temp directory is never used.

Any ideas?



James W. MacDonald
Affymetrix and cDNA Microarray Core
University of Michigan Cancer Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
7410 CCGC
Ann Arbor MI 48109

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