[Bioc-devel] package that will not build under Windows with Rtools35 (but works with Rtools40)

Ramon Diaz-Uriarte rd|@z02 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Jun 4 13:13:35 CEST 2019

Dear All,

(Follow up to

The newest version of a package we develop, OncoSimulR[1] cannot be built
with Rtools35, the current toolchain[2], because of a known problem where
compilation and linking fail[3].

However, we can build the package with Rtools40, and that produces a
binary zip file that works with current R-3.6.0, R-3.6.0 patched, and

Is there any way to make the new functionality available through BioC in
all the platforms? (I understand the answer is probably "no", since testing
under Windows would not be possible with the current Rtools35 toolchain).

Alternatively, is it possible to have some platforms use one code base or
branch in a repo, and another platform (Windows) use a different code
base/branch (i.e., use a code base without the new functionality so that it
can build and check OK with Rtools 35)?

Of course, any other suggestions welcome.




[2] https://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/Rtools/

[3] The "too many sections" error or the linker never finishing. E.g.,

Ramon Diaz-Uriarte
Department of Biochemistry, Lab B-25
Facultad de Medicina
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Arzobispo Morcillo, 4
28029 Madrid

Phone: +34-91-497-2412

Email: rdiaz02 using gmail.com
       ramon.diaz using iib.uam.es


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