[Rd] Check package issue on mavericks

Jeroen Ooms jeroenooms at gmail.com
Sun Dec 11 18:09:19 CET 2016

I just checked your package on a mavericks VM and it seems fine, so I
wouldn't worry about it. Probably some configuration issue on the CRAN
server, perhaps xquartz is outdated.

Unfortunately there is no easy way anymore to check on Mavericks.
Travis used to support it, but they have deprecated mavericks (along
with Apple and homebrew). Hopefully CRAN will update to the current
MacOS for the next release of R.

On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 3:56 PM, Gionata Bocci <boccigionata at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear List,
>   I've realized that the "CRAN Checking Package" system returns some
> Warnings for my package TR8 under "r-release-osx-x86_64-mavericks"; all the
> warnings include the following message "Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key"
> which I find a little cryptic.
>   After some web searches, I understood that "MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE" is related
> to the X server and most of the messages reporting issues with that are
> related to R packages having problems with "mavericks" (either NOTES or
> Warnings resulting from the "checking process").
>   Not having a Mac available where I could try to explore this issue (and
> not being familiar with Mac in general), I've set up a Travis CI account in
> order to check whether the package was built and "checked --as-cran" on
> both Linux (my OS) and Mac OSX (Travis is using OS X versions >= 10.10): it
> looks like everything is fine, correctly built and checked.
>   I am thus writing to ask if other developers on the list have found and
> fixed this issue (so that I could fix that as well and tick the checkbox "I
> have fixed all problems shown on the package check page" before submitting
> a new version to CRAN).
>   Best,
> Gionata.
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