[Phylobase-devl] Fwd: Re: CRAN packages phylobase and adephylo
francois.michonneau at gmail.com
Sun Nov 6 18:47:56 CET 2011
I can go either way with this, but it seems that we have to remove
adephylo at least for now.
Concerning the failure to build on solaris, it looks more like a bug in
NCL than in phylobase per se. I'm going to contact Mark to see if he has a
solution to offer.
On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 20:35, Ben Bolker <bbolker at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> Any opinions about this?
> adephylo is not absolutely necessary to phylobase, but it bothers me
> to spend effort removing it when we might be able to fix it instead.
> Perhaps if Thibaut responds (the fix is fairly trivial) and we then
> grovel to the R Gods/BDR ...
> It may be necessary for political reasons to make these changes and
> then revert them if/when we get adephylo fixed.
> We have another issue -- the Solaris build (sigh) is failing, with the
> following error:
> "./ncl/nxsstring.h", line 467: Error: The function "sprintf" must have
> a prototype.
> Fixing this (by remote control) could be pretty challenging -- R-forge
> doesn't have a Solaris build, so it could involve more grovelling to BDR
> for advice (another reason to temporarily do the adephylo fix, unless we
> can get our act together quickly).
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: CRAN packages phylobase and adephylo
> Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2011 16:50:41 +0000 (GMT)
> From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
> To: Ben Bolker <bbolker at gmail.com>
> CC: CRAN at r-project.org
> On Fri, 4 Nov 2011, Ben Bolker wrote:
> > On 11-11-04 04:31 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> >> Package adephylo has been archived: it was failing on R 2.14.0 and we
> >> have had no response to several messages to the maintainer.
> >> Package phylobase suggests adephylo, but still passes its checks without
> >> it (and grepping the code suggests that it does not actually use it).
> >> Nevertheless, the documentation needs updating, so can we please have a
> >> revised version of phylobase.
> >> Brian Ripley
> > I think I see the problem with adephylo -- I'm going to try to nag the
> > maintainer (who I know personally) a bit more and see if we can get this
> > resolved from that end.
> It's far too late: adephylo has been archived. His complete failure
> to respond to messages means we may be reluctant to re-admit it.
> In any case, phylobase needs an update now.
> > thanks
> > Ben Bolker
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