[Rd] Request for help with UBSAN and total absense of CRAN response

Dan Tenenbaum dtenenba at fredhutch.org
Tue Jan 13 17:21:16 CET 2015

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dirk Eddelbuettel" <edd at debian.org>
> To: r-devel at r-project.org
> Cc: "Erik Bernhardsson" <erik at malfunction.org>, "Dirk Eddelbuettel" <edd at debian.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 7:30:47 AM
> Subject: [Rd] Request for help with UBSAN and total absense of CRAN response
> CRAN has a package of mine in upload limbo because it failed UBSAN.
> I am not entirely ignorant on the topic of sanitizers and SAN / ASAN
> / UBSAN;
> we created not one but two Docker containers with ASAN and USBAN:
>    https://registry.hub.docker.com/u/rocker/r-devel-san/
>    https://registry.hub.docker.com/u/rocker/r-devel-ubsan-clang/
> as well as predecessors to them in earlier Docker repos.
> Yet I fail to recreate the errors reported by CRAN:
>    http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/bdr/memtests/UBSAN-clang-trunk/RcppAnnoy/tests/runUnitTests.Rout
>    http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/bdr/memtests/UBSAN/RcppAnnoy/tests/runUnitTests.Rout
> I asked politely (and twice) for help with the corresponding compiler
> configuration(s).  But CRAN is of course way above communicating with
> mere
> mortals such as yours truly.
> So I have no recourse other than to spam all of you: if anybody here
> has a
> working UBSAN setup which can replicate the issue seen in the (rather
> small)
> RcppAnnoy package?

Where should the package source be downloaded from? I see it in CRAN (but presumably the latest version that causes the issue is not yet downloadable) and in github.


> Erik (upstream for Annoy, CC'ed) and I would be most grateful.  We do
> not
> like being held hostage on an error report we cannot replicate and
> for which
> we do not receive any help (or even further communication)
> whatsoever.
> Dirk
> about to turn into yet another frustrated CRAN user
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