Arrrrgh, I could have looked better in the Git mirror code ;)
Anyway, thanks a lot for the tip!
No worries about removing the file if the parent package gets supported.
However, I've never tried to run the VEP script on Windows, which I expect
is pre-requisite for the package building successfully there. Might not be
that easy. Anyway, future will tell, and I'll keep an eye out for it!
On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 11:44 PM, Dan Tenenbaum <dtene...@fredhutch.org>
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Kevin RUE" <kevinru...@gmail.com>
> > To: "bioc-devel" <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 3:28:23 PM
> > Subject: [Bioc-devel] Package "not supported" on some platforms,
> and dependent packages
> > Hi all,
> > Heartless logic works as follows:
> > - ensemblVEP is "not supported" on Windows (build report
> > <http://bioconductor.org/checkResults/devel/bioc-LATEST/ensemblVEP/>).
> > Completely understandable.
> > - My package depends on ensemblVEP.
> > - The build system reports an error on Windows for my package
> > because "dependency
> > 'ensemblVEP' is not available for package 'TVTB'" (build report
> > <http://bioconductor.org/checkResults/devel/bioc-
> > )
> > - As a result, the landing page for my package reports "build error" (
> > page <https://www.bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/
> > I was hoping to benefit of the same treatment as the ensemblVEP package,
> > that is, skipping the nightly build on the Windows machine, to get the
> > green light "build OK" on the landing page.
> > I suppose this is something to control in the build system, right? Or do
> > have to put any kind of keyword in one of my package files?
> > Thanks!
> The build system is heartless. ;)
> ensemblVEP is marked as unsupported on Windows by virtue of a .BBSoptions
> file in the top level (at the same level as DESCRIPTION) containing one
> UnsupportedPlatforms: win
> If you add that to your package it will stop building (and failing) on
> If ensemblVEP is ever again supported on windows (I don't know if this is
> planned) you'll need to remove that file.
> > All the best,
> > Kevin
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