[Bioc-devel] how to create my own repository of mac os x binaries?

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Tue May 16 15:25:45 CEST 2006

stefano iacus <stefano.iacus at unimi.it> writes:

> Please, take care that the new R binary for OS X is Universal, which
> means you have to consider also a universal build of the packages.

Two questions about this:

Is it possible to create Universal binaries on the PPC-based macs?

Won't CRAN-style repositories continue to support separate locations
for ppc and intel OSX packages?  If so, creating universal binaries
seems a convenience for the package producer rather than end users.

We are finding some difficulties in building universal binaries for
packages that depend upon external libraries and it isn't clear to me
that it won't be easier to build ppc and intel packages separately
(assuming one has access to both types of systems).

+ seth

PS: The OP was asking about setting up a repository for use at his
workplace, so unless he has intel-mac users to support, I'm not sure
what difference it makes... :-)

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