[Bug 426360] [NEW] [PATCH] r-base suppresses ALL error messages forever

Launchpad Bug Tracker 426360 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed Sep 9 11:02:53 BST 2009

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Binary package hint: r-base

During the last 3 weeks karmic's r-base installation freaked up. I don't
get any error messages anymore, it seems stderr (which is usually output
to the console) is redirected somewhere weird. I don't have any personal
customization configuration. This is quite annoying as debugging is
impossible. It used to work like a charme in earlier versions.

Reproduce: start "R" and type something nonsensical e.g. "sdfkjsdfjk".
In older versions you get error messages, but not on the console anymore. 

The problem must be in one of the package supplied config files. If I
start R without any site and other init files with

"R --vanilla" I get proper error messages back
R version 2.9.2 (2009-08-24)
> hhh
Error: object 'hhh' not found

** Affects: r-base (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Affects: r-base (Ubuntu Karmic)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: patch
[PATCH] r-base suppresses ALL error messages forever
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