[Bioc-devel] What is the Timeout limit on R CMD check?

Kern, Lori Lor|@Shepherd @end|ng |rom Ro@we||P@rk@org
Fri Feb 12 19:02:47 CET 2021

The page you have listed is for long tests.  If long tests are implemented through the documented process, those checks have 40 minutes to run and are currently only run once per week.

The daily builders do not give such a large time limit to packages. We build and check all packages so there is some restriction on how much and for how long packages utilizes resources.
The requirements are currently set for 10 minutes as described in the above document.

Some things to consider to help meet requirements.  It is often only necessary to use a small subset of data for examples, tests, and vignette demonstrations rather than a full dataset.
If it is do to extensive testing, consider implementing the long tests using the documentation you referenced.


Lori Shepherd

Bioconductor Core Team

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Elm & Carlton Streets

Buffalo, New York 14263

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Subject: [Bioc-devel] What is the Timeout limit on R CMD check?

Dear all,

I am currently in the process of submitting my package to Bioconductor and
I got a bit stuck trying to go through the R CMD CHECK. The problem I am
facing at the moment is

TIMEOUT: R CMD check exceeded 14 mins

(here is full report if needed

While the message is obvious, it is unclear to me what is the time
limit for R CMD CHECK? Such that I know what to aim at.

I've found some information here
https://secure-web.cisco.com/1c42NFVNw_hnn314vs3Jn4VQY1Hi6JMrwbrwHtHZvq10T5XczX3OtMPgHIj0NELOUcyiBeQvFyUD4CfDnSZt0nCRkPzfafPH89ICjUadYnf5oSIqP2WlOLnLcUV46hy-8ngLLJg74MvOU1KyD8Eh8h2Nux7y-XRIxGneKYqPI4dvC7FrcbixLxRgSg_aXMwS1Qk4ccZu17SR6xe8eUbSjHB-4cmYQiR-nkwI_GCOYFVNRZ4BIHe4-CKWeyFIPHqSzoCplZmDal9KkuBAdaQzaX_3APYHvvlMHJn1pEMdaVlc_MHena0FNvbs9vObT57xy/https%3A%2F%2Fbioconductor.org%2Fdevelopers%2Fhow-to%2Flong-tests%2F, but it says:
"The maximum amount of time that R CMD check is allowed to spend
on each package is 40 min."  Does not really add up with the TIMEOUT
error above, unless I am missing something.

Cheers Maciek

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