[Bioc-devel] _R_CHECK_FORCE_SUGGESTS_ = false

Paul Shannon pshannon at fhcrc.org
Sat Sep 15 16:53:16 CEST 2012

Dear Yue Li,

I am not the expert on this that Dan and Martin are, but I am pretty sure the solution is to use the parallel package rather than multicore.  Using parallel, your package should build on all architectures.

This is from the man page:

Direct support in R is starting with release 2.14.0 which includes a new package parallel incorporating (slightly revised) copies of packages multicore and snow (but excluding MPI, PVM and NWS clusters). Code written to use the higher-level API functions in those packages should work unchanged (apart from changing any references to their namespaces to a reference to parallel, and links explicitly to multicore or snow on help pages). 

 - Paul

On Sep 15, 2012, at 7:40 AM, Yue Li wrote:

> Dear list,
> I just submitted a new package. It builds and checks OK on the Mac and Linux servers but fails to build on the Windows server, namely 'mosacto1'. The error says:
> * checking package dependencies ... ERROR
> Package suggested but not available: 'multicore'
> The suggested packages are required for a complete check.
> Checking can be attempted without them by setting the environment
> variable _R_CHECK_FORCE_SUGGESTS_ to a false value.
> But it seems that I can only set that environment variable _R_CHECK_FORCE_SUGGESTS_ in ~/.R/check.Renviron on my local machine not on the server. I wonder if anyone encountered the same problem when trying to submit your package before? I apologize if the issue has been addressed in some other posts that I failed to find it by Google.
> Thanks in advance,
> Yue
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