[Rcpp-devel] Rcpp package building
edd at debian.org
Thu Nov 19 17:51:26 CET 2015
On 19 November 2015 at 17:02, Hmamouche Youssef wrote:
| For example, I have installed my package on Mac using R CMD install 'package',
| so I had already C/C++ compiler, it works well. Then I generate the tar.gz
(To be pedantic: because your as your sysadmin installed the tools required
for this to work on OS X. Other operating systems have similar needs, sadly.)
| package using R CMD build ‘package'.
| But, when I try to install the tar.gz package on other machines (Mac Or Windows
| in my case), I must have a C/C++ compiler..
On Windows, you can also use win-builder to prepare a package. On either the
Mac or Windows you can also do it locally.
Then look into drat (eg at http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/code/drat.html) to
see how super-easily you can set up and host a 'R repository' (ie like CRAN)
at GitHub (or if you prefer, locally). We use both at work to supply some
'public but not on CRAN' as well as local/non-public packages. Note that you
still need to build the binary packages---but with drat it becomes
install.packages() as usual.
| The point is that i like to install it without C/C++ compiler on the other
I understand that. But it is not the Rcpp team's fault that Windoze ships
without a compiler (or that R does not include Rtools). It is what is it,
and (literally) tens of thousands of developers have learned to cope within
| Following the ancient discussions of this email, I have to generate the binary
| package using: R CMD INSTALL --build ‘package', rather than R CMD
| build ‘package’.
Yes. I think years ago R CMD build had an option for that too.
| So in my case, there is a difference between R CMD INSTALL —build and R CMD
| build when generating a binary package.
Yes. I believe this is all documented in either Writing R Packages, or R
Installation and Administration, and both came with your R installation.
Good to know you have it all working, so we can close this now.
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