[Rd] A package requiring cmake

Brian G. Peterson brian at braverock.com
Tue Jun 28 13:51:30 CEST 2016

wrong list.  This belongs on the r-package-devel list.



On Tue, 2016-06-28 at 13:38 +0200, Holger Hoefling wrote:
> Hi,
> I am currently preparing a package for hdf5 that ships and compiles from
> source on windows. The intention here is to avoid having to ship or
> download a binary from an unknown source. As a dependency, I need the cmake
> program installed.
> Here my question:
> 1. Is cmake installed on win-builder? If not, could it be installed? If
> yes, in a specified standard location or available through the PATH
> variable?
> 2. How do I specify that a package is only intended for a specific OS?
> On another note here:
> The package I am preparing would only compile the binaries on windows. On
> other systems, I would prefer to have people install them thought native
> services (e.g. apt-get) to make configuration etc. more manageable for
> system administrators (even though that puts a little more burden on the
> end-user on these systems).
> Second question:
> Is there a way to specify an OS-specific dependency? As the hdf5lib package
> is rather large and intended for windows only, I would prefer if it isn't
> downloaded anywhere else.
> thanks for your help
> Holger
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