[Rd] how to check as CRAN with alternative BLAS?

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd @end|ng |rom deb|@n@org
Mon Dec 30 01:52:18 CET 2019

On 29 December 2019 at 16:39, steven pav wrote:
| One of my packages is slated to be archived from CRAN due to failures when
| the ATLAS BLAS is used. I am unable to replicate the error on my machine
| under R 3.6.1 using the atlas library from ubuntu (seems to be 3.10.2-9,
| while the good professor is using 3.10.3 per
| https://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/bdr/Rblas/README.txt ). I also tried the
| rocker/r-base with R 3.6.2
| and /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/atlas/libblas.so.3.10.3 (Dockerfile here:
| https://gist.github.com/shabbychef/efaa048f0f715dcf89fd39f2e28a402d ), but
| was unable to replicate the error there. Is there some way to *really* test
| as CRAN-with-atlas? I would prefer a dockerized solution, or failing that,
| a travis CI recipe.

That CRAN checks cannot always be replicated outside of CRAN is a real issue.

This has been brought up before, and some of us wanted to see about improving
it, possibly relying on Docker---but as you know life is short, spare time is
generally missing, and other shiny things can distract us.  So nothing to
report yet. Which is a bummer.


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