[Rd] CRAN check for package on Sparc Solaris

Viechtbauer Wolfgang (STAT) wolfgang.viechtbauer at maastrichtuniversity.nl
Fri May 15 11:57:27 CEST 2015

Yes, I did read that part but it doesn't say anything about who to contact in case one doesn't have access to a Sparc Solaris machine, but one still wants to run the tests on that architecture. As I said, I think I got the issue resolved, but before I resubmit, I would prefer to check this -- I am ultimately just trying to avoid potentially wasting people's time here.

As for Linux x86_64 without long doubles. Is this something that is part of the checks here?


Doesn't seem that way. But is this still part of the CRAN checks?

I can of course simply assume/hope that the issue, which is now hopefully resolved on Sparc Solaris, is the same that caused problems for Linux x86_64 without long doubles and that is then also hopefully resolved. Or I could hope that another kind soul with a compiled version of R on Linux x86_64 with --disable-long-double is willing to give the new tarball a whirl.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: R-devel [mailto:r-devel-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Prof
> Brian Ripley
> Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2015 08:06
> To: r-devel at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [Rd] CRAN check for package on Sparc Solaris
> This issue is discussed in
> http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/R-exts.html#Writing-
> portable-packages,
> to which he was referred by the CRAN report.  It fails in the same way
> with --disable-long-double on an x86_64 Linux box (as he was told).
> On 13/05/2015 20:48, Viechtbauer Wolfgang (STAT) wrote:
> > Dear All,
> >
> > The metafor package currently fails CRAN checks on Sparc Solaris:
> >
> > http://cran.r-project.org/web/checks/check_results_metafor.html
> >
> > 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:
> >
> > https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2010-September/058538.html
> > https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2011-November/062430.html
> >
> > 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!
> >
> > Best,
> > Wolfgang
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