[Bioc-devel] Installing pkg with configure with support to multiple architectures

Benilton Carvalho beniltoncarvalho at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 16:48:03 CET 2012

Yes, this is with the CRAN build... but... is it a bug if documented?

The "R Installation and Administration" manual says on Section 2.6:

R CMD INSTALL will detect if more than one build is installed and try
to install packages with the appropriate library objects for each.
This will not be done if the package has an executable configure
script or a src/Makefile file. In such cases you can install for extra
builds by

     R --arch=name CMD INSTALL --libs-only pkg1 pkg2 ...

which is the case for affyio and affy (so, they only get installed
under the architecture used to call the installer). This will also be
the case for oligo.... however, gcrma does not have a configure (nor a
Makefile)... and that's what rises the whole issue.

So, back to my initial point, it would be nice if there was something
we could add to the packages to work around this issue...


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