[Bioc-devel] getuid, geteuid, gegid, getegid on mingw

Martin Morgan martin.morgan at roswellpark.org
Tue Mar 6 17:27:32 CET 2018

On 03/05/2018 11:53 AM, August Guang wrote:
> I got approval from the SeqAn (www.seqan.de) team to repackage their
> headers for easy use in a few other R packages I am writing. This package
> has been called RSeqAn. (https://github.com/compbiocore/RSeqAn)
> However, SeqAn doesn't have support for mingw although it does for other
> Windows compilers. I am not familiar with compiler-specific code but have
> been trying to address various issues with building RSeqAn on Windows. (see
> https://github.com/Bioconductor/Contributions/issues/652) So far I have
> added mman-win32 to replace sys/mman.h and changed some enum values to not
> use posix_madvise.
> I am getting way out of my depth. The current error I am trying to tackle
> is the fact that getuid, geteuid, getgid and getegid are Unix-only. It
> appears I can either write my own macros for them (
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1594746/win32-equivalent-of-getuid) or
> install LibGW32 for them (
> http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/libgw32c.htm). Is there an option
> that would be better and can I get some advice on how I would implement it?
> Or is there a way to test R on Windows with a different compiler?

sounds ambitious. I don't have much to offer, other than 'using a 
different compiler' is not an option, and to suggest going for minimal 
changes (superficial macros rather than whole libraries).


> thanks,
> august
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