[Rd] CRAN check for package on Sparc Solaris

Viechtbauer Wolfgang (STAT) wolfgang.viechtbauer at maastrichtuniversity.nl
Wed May 13 22:11:22 CEST 2015

Thank you for the kind offer! Unfortunately, the problem is really Sparc Solaris:


On Solaris x86 and all other flavors, it passes without errors.


From: Gábor Csárdi [csardi.gabor at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:53 PM
To: Viechtbauer Wolfgang (STAT)
Cc: r-devel at r-project.org
Subject: Re: [Rd] CRAN check for package on Sparc Solaris

Hi Wolfgang, I can test your package, please send it to me in private.  

Btw. I only have an x86 machine, and no sparc, so if your problem is sparc-specific, then my test is probably useless. 


On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 3:48 PM, Viechtbauer Wolfgang (STAT) <wolfgang.viechtbauer at maastrichtuniversity.nl> wrote:

Dear All,

The metafor package currently fails CRAN checks on Sparc Solaris:


The problem is probably due to an unintended (= stupid) use of identical() in a couple tests. I have changed that to more appropriate tests using all.equal(). However, before I resubmit the package to CRAN, I would really like to make sure that the updated package passes all checks also on Sparc Solaris.

The issue/question of how to test packages on Sparc Solaris has come up before:


Unless anything has changed in the meantime, it seems like the help of kind volunteers is still the only option to conduct such tests. So, is there anybody out there with access to a Sparc machine running Solaris willing to run 'R CMD check --as-cran' on the updated tarball? Would be very much appreciated!

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