Hi all,

Couple of  questions about how CRAN is building packages for OSX under R 3.4.X 
El Cap+, prompted by our package (OpenMx) failing CRAN builds (despite building 
fine locally).

Q1: Is it the case that there’s no equivalent of the win.build system for 
package creators to test their packages against before submission?

We thought  https://builder.r-hub.io would be ideal for this but apparently 
r.hub and the CRAN build are differenent? It would seem ideal to set-up r-hub 
identically to the CRAN check machine… Is that possible?

Q2: Can someone (Simon?) clarify here what the CRAN mac build system is? 

1. For Clang one uses  
  located at  here http://r.research.att.com/libs

2. For  Fortran one uses OS X El Capitan (10.11): download gfortran 
6.1<http://coudert.name/software/gfortran-6.1-ElCapitan.dmg> from 
https://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/GFortranBinaries#MacOS (even if one if running 10.12 
or 10.13, right?)

3. Make file. Is this the make file being used for CRAN check?



Many thanks if it is possible to clarify building packages to mirror CRAN check 
under 3.4.X

PS: It would be great to have an Apple installer package for Clang… Perhaps 
getting installer packages for the build environment would be a good project 
for https://builder.r-hub.io ? (they are seeking <$10k projects with wide 
benefit, and I would have thought that keeping up an apple pkg for building R 
would fit that bill perfectly!!
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
R-SIG-Mac mailing list

Reply via email to