uploading binary packages (was RE: [R] Update packages)

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw@merck.com
Tue, 01 Oct 2002 08:04:40 -0400

[I guess R-devel is more appropriate for this question:]

Will CRAN maintainers accept binary packages (in addition to source) from
the package maintainers?  As an example, I develop and test randomForest on
both Linux and WinNT, so I can always make the binary.  This could make life
a bit easier for BDR and DM.  Are there any potential problems?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Maechler [mailto:maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 5:49 AM
> To: Bernardo Rangel Tura
> Cc: cran@R-project.org; R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] Update packages
> >>>>> "Bernardo" == Bernardo Rangel Tura <tura@centroin.com.br>
> >>>>>     on Tue, 01 Oct 2002 06:19:37 -0300 writes:
>     Bernardo> I have been having problems with
>     Bernardo> the update of my R.  Some packages (ipred,
>     Bernardo> randomForest, gregmisc, Hmisc and Design) that it
>     Bernardo> has new versions are not available in CRAN through
>     Bernardo> the command: update.packages ().  Will it be that
>     Bernardo> my product has a defect?  I use R in win98SE with
>     Bernardo> 128 Mb de RAM and AMD 1.2Ghz
> Hmisc and Design have been announced by Frank Harrell as not yet
> to be available on CRAN because they don't pass "R CMD check" (without
> many warnings).
> The other 3 packages are on CRAN.  Note however, that for Windows,
> new *binary* versions must be made available (by Prof. Brian Ripley or
> Duncan Murdoch mainly I think) and there, the newest packages
> are dated Sept.1 (look manually for the needed zip files in
>  http://cran.R-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/ ).
> I'm not entirely sure how the CRAN maintainers populate that
> directory, though.
> Regards,
> Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>	
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