Re: [Rd] putting binary files in a package

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 17:03:43 +0200

Ben Bolker wrote:
> I have some binaries I would like to distribute with a package
> (I am not the original author; I have the source code but can't distribute
> it because it contains _Numerical Recipes_ code. The long-term
> solution is to replace the code with new code written in R, or
> in clean C, but in the meantime ...)

So you certainly have checked that it is possible to distribute the binaries.

> I'm uncertain both where they ought to go and where they
> will work (and hoping there is someplace that will satisfy
> both). I had them in the exec/ directory: according to R-exts,
>
> Subdirectory 'exec' could contain additional executables the
> package needs, typically scripts for interpreters such as the shell,
> Perl, or Tcl. This mechanism is currently used only by a very few
> packages, and still experimental.
>
> I refer to the executables in the code as follows:
>
> if (is.null(progdir))
> progdir <- file.path(.path.package("cpcbp"),"exec")
> if (is.null(progname))
> progname=paste("phillips-cpc-",.Platform$OS.type,".exe",sep="")
>
> this installs fine on my system, and I believe I have successfully
> cross-built the package in the past. However, when I uploaded to
> win-builder.r-project.org, I got
>
> Warning: Impossible to run e:\temp\R-RELE~1\lib\cpcbp\exec2\PHILLI~2.EXE
> Warning: cannot open file
> 'e:/temp/R-release/cpcbp.Rcheck\cpcout7f5579da', reason 'No such file or
> directory'

I'll take a look and will answer privately later on.

Uwe

> I tried putting it in inst/exec2 instead (and changing the
> directory above), but that doesn't seem to work either. On my system
> (see below), it installs just fine ...
>
> any ideas?
>
> -----------
> > sessionInfo()
> R version 2.5.0 (2007-04-23)
> i486-pc-linux-gnu
>
> locale:
> LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8;LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8;LC_MONETARY=en_US.UTF-8;LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8;LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8;LC_NAME=C;LC_ADDRESS=C;LC_TELEPHONE=C;LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US.UTF-8;LC_IDENTIFICATION=C
>
> attached base packages:
> [1] "stats" "graphics" "grDevices" "utils" "datasets" "methods"
> [7] "base"
>
> other attached packages:
> cpcbp lattice MASS
> "0.3" "0.15-8" "7.2-34"
> >
>
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