[Rd] Is it possible to make install.packages compile source code on Unix but use shipped binary on Windows?
renaud at mancala.cbio.uct.ac.za
Wed Jun 18 16:10:07 CEST 2014
> Maybe. Read the documentation and sources for yourself (see below).
Not working, at least in my hands, as it requires `sh`.
> Yes, *and documented*
True. I overlooked the beginning of the NB point.
> (including that it should not be used for Windows executables).
Yes, that's why I use the suggested procedure that uses
src/install.libs.R to copy compiled .exe files into bin<R_ARCH>/.
So, eventually, I guess the answer to the original question is: no,
one cannot make install.packages skip compilation of a source package,
only if on Windows, without having Rtools installed -- and in PATH.
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