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

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Wed 30 Nov 2005 - 16:09:11 GMT

On Wed, 30 Nov 2005, Gavin Simpson wrote:

> 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.

A high proportion of the time you can just zip up the installed package on Linux. We don't understand why some people have reported failures, but as this is not supported (and so is not tested regularly) we removed it from the documentation a while back. But both Marc Schwartz and I succeeded a month or two ago.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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