[Bioc-devel] EBImage: Devel version on Windows not building

Gregoire Pau gregoire.pau at ebi.ac.uk
Wed Aug 13 15:00:31 CEST 2008


I'm the new maintainer of EBImage.

The DLL EBImage.dll has been manually compiled some time ago and is not 
in sync with the current version. It would be really nice that the 
Windows version can be automatically built by the automatic Bioconductor 
building framework, but EBImage relies on two external libraries: 
GTK+2.0 and ImageMagick and I'm not sure whether they are available on 
the Bioconductor building machines.

What is the general policy for packages that rely on external libraries 
? Can I rely on some pre-installed libraries or should I build them 
manually for some platforms ?

Thanks !
Best regards,


Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
> Hi,
> thanks for fixing the DESCRIPTION file for EBImage.  FYI, the Windows
> version does not build:
> * creating vignettes ... ERROR
> Error in inDL(x, as.logical(local), as.logical(now), ...) :
>   unable to load shared library
> 'D:/biocbld/bbs-2.3-bioc/tmpdir/Rinst415629052/EBImage/libs/EBImage.dll':
>   LoadLibrary failure:  The specified procedure could not be found.
> Error: processing vignette 'AnalysisWithEBImage.Rnw' failed with diagnostics:
>  chunk 1 (label=loadlib)
> Error : package/namespace load failed for 'EBImage'
> Execution halted
> More: http://bioconductor.org/checkResults/2.3/bioc-LATEST/EBImage/gewurz-buildsrc.html
> I noticed this already a few weeks ago (before the typo in DESCRIPTION
> was added) and hoped it would solve "itself", but it is still there.
> Not sure if it is an EBImage or a BioC server config problem.
> Cheers
> Henrik
> PS. I can solve all these problems for myself, but I reporting it for
> the sake of automatic installation etc. DS.
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Gregoire Pau
EMBL/EBI Cambridge, UK

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