[Bioc-devel] gdsfmt not installed on Windows x64

Stephanie M. Gogarten sdmorris at u.washington.edu
Thu Oct 20 20:52:24 CEST 2011

The author of gdsfmt (who is in our group and also contributed to 
GWASTools) says that he plans to support 64-bit Windows in the future, 
but not in time for this release.  So you should mark GWASTools as 
unsupported on 64-bit windows for now.

Will 64-bit Windows users still be able to install GWASTools, since 
gdsfmt is only in "Suggests" and not required for package functionality?


On 10/20/11 11:33 AM, Dan Tenenbaum wrote:
> Hi Stephanie,
> On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:42 AM, Stephanie M. Gogarten
> <sdmorris at u.washington.edu>  wrote:
>> I am getting the following errors in the build report for GWASTools, which
>> has gdsfmt in the "Suggests" field.
>> gewurz, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 (64-bit) / x64:
>> During build:
>> Error in library(gdsfmt) : there is no package called 'gdsfmt'
>> moscato1, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 (64-bit) / x64:
>> During check:
>> ** running examples for arch 'i386' ... OK
>> ** running examples for arch 'x64' ... ERROR
>> Loading required package: gdsfmt
>> Failed with error:  'package 'gdsfmt' is not installed for 'arch=x64''
> Our windows build machines have trouble building the 64-bit version of
> gdsfmt. If you look on CRAN, the windows binary provided there is a
> 32-bit only version.
> You might communicate with the maintainer of gdsfmt and ask if they
> intend to support 64-bit Windows. if not, what we can do is mark
> GWASTools as unsupported on 64-bit windows.
> Thanks,
> Dan
>> Stephanie
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