[Rd] creating packages for Mac
Mon, 15 Oct 2001 19:19:27 +0200
If you don't need to compile binaries you should just give the .zip
archives to your students and they will work fine under R for MacOS.
If you need to compile .C of fortran sources you need the "machinery" as
on any other platform.
In the latest R-devel archive there are MPW makefiles that you can use
to build mac binaries yourself. For the time being, I can help you in
compiling sources and prepeare the script files. Let me know.
On Luned́, ottobre 15, 2001, at 02:53 , Ben Bolker wrote:
> OK, a boneheaded question ...
> I've made a set of packages for my students.
> I'm serving these packages from my web site in the form of a set of
> tar.gz source packages (constructed with R CMD build) and a set of .zip
> Windows binary packages, constructed by cross-compiling according to
> Ripley's instructions (make pkg-foo in the src/gnuwin32 directory) and
> then zipping up the directories.
> Now I'm wondering what to do for my students with Macs (besides insist
> that they work on PCs). For the most part my packages *don't* really
> contain compiled binary information, and I'm not really planning on
> to cross-compile Mac binaries on Linux (ugh). All I really want to do
> provide the packages in a form that the students can unzip (or whatever)
> reasonably simply. I could try to look at the form in which the Mac
> is provided and replicate that file structure (which would also mean
> finding a Linux application to create Stuffit archives), but I'm not
> where to start.
> I guess the other possibility is convincing one of my students to
> download the machinery for creating binary from source packages on their
> Any ideas? Has anyone done this?
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