Re: [Rd] R CMD CHECK doens't run configure when testing install?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:29:43 +0100 (BST)

Please don't spam multiple lists!

And follow the posting guide: you have not given the reproducible example asked for, there is no signature block ....

Of course you could waste people's time by submitting a package that does not past R CMD check, but you are asked to follow a set of checks in 'Writing R Extensions' and the CRAN workers do not have unlimited patience ....

On Thu, 28 Jul 2011, Alexander James Rickett wrote:

> I'm trying to get ready to submit a package to CRAN, but in order
> for the package to install on OS X, I need to temporarily set an
> environment variable. I put this in the 'configure' script, and 'R
> CMD INSTALL MyPackage' works fine, but when I do 'R CMD CHECK
> MyPackage', and it tests installation, the configure script doesn't
> run and consequently the installation fails. Should I be setting
> the variable another way? It passes all the other checks, and it
> will install outside of check, so could I just submit it as is?
> Thanks!
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