[Rd] pac2bin

Thomas Lumley tlumley@u.washington.edu
Tue, 6 Mar 2001 08:23:35 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 6 Mar 2001, Paul Gilbert wrote:

> I sometimes wonder how difficult it would be to set up an email system, like the
> netlib@netlib.bell-labs.com facility for f2c, but for producing binary versions of
> packages. Has anyone every thought about this? I guess the main use would be for
> Windows, about which I know almost nothing, so I won't volunteer myself.

There are security issues, since a configure script can do anything,
as can R CMD check.

Also, I believe quite a few packages require hand-configuring of some sort
under Windows (another reason for the increasing workload).

It might be possible, though.


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