> On May 16, 2018, at 11:40 AM, Nigel Delaney <nigelfdela...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Mac binaries on R are distributed as .pkg files available from CRAN
> for installation.  Does anyone know if the source script (assuming a
> script is used) that generates this pkg file is available anywhere?
> The pkg seems to contain a few elements like a postflight/postinstall
> script that I could not find in any open source repository and are not
> part of the R binaries.
> 
> We have a few users who are dealing with the fortran compiler issues
> on Mac, and were hoping to just modify the current .pkg to contain a
> few more packages, was hoping to avoid reinventing the wheel on the
> packaging scripts.
> 


Why not just provide those users with the binaries for those packages?

If there are more than a few users and/or more than a few packages that need 
this treatment, set up your own repository and put the binaries there. See:

https://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/R-admin.html#Setting-up-a-package-repository

HTH,

Chuck

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