Re: [Rd] Building a windows binary of a package on Linux

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Wed 30 Nov 2005 - 15:46:57 GMT

On 11/30/2005 9:33 AM, Gavin Simpson wrote:
> Dear List,
> Can I build a binary package (.zip) for Windows on my Linux machine from
> my package sources? There is no C, C++, Fortran code involved, just
> plain ol' R. I read through the article by Jun and Rossini, but (on
> first reading) this seems more targeted at building a Windows version of
> R and Windows package binaries that contain C, C++, Fortran code that
> needs to be compiled.

You should be able to. Instructions are in the README.packages file in R_HOME/src/gnuwin32. I don't know if you've got that file if you installed a pre-built R, but it's in the source tarball (and in Choose a tag subdirectory for a release version, or the trunk for the latest and greatest. You'll probably get the same instructions on all recent ones, they don't change much.

Duncan Murdoch mailing list Received on Thu Dec 01 03:32:46 2005

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