[R] I'd like to request that my R CRAN package is not tested on Solaris OS

Bill Dunlap w||||@mwdun|@p @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Oct 22 16:35:46 CEST 2021

I agree with Stefan.  Try using valgrind (on Linux) to check for memory

R --debugger=valgrind --debugger-args="--leak-check=full
> yourTests()
> q("no")


On Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 7:30 AM Stefan Evert <stefanML using collocations.de>

> Just to add my personal cent to this:  I've had similar issues with an R
> package some time ago, which kept crashing somewhat unpredictably in the
> Solaris tests.
> Debugging was hard because it only happened on Solaris, but in the end it
> turned out to be due to serious bugs in the code that only happened to
> surface in the Solaris tests.   I would think that it's likely to be the
> same for your package, so the segfaults shouldn't be accepted too readily
> as a platform quirk.
> Best
> SE
> > On 22 Oct 2021, at 15:47, Marc Schwartz via R-help <r-help using r-project.org>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > 1. The CRAN repository policy here:
> >
> >  https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/policies.html
> >
> > notes:
> >
> > "Package authors should make all reasonable efforts to provide
> cross-platform portable code. Packages will not normally be accepted that
> do not run on at least two of the major R platforms. Cases for Windows-only
> packages will be considered, but CRAN may not be the most appropriate place
> to host them."
> >
> > That would seem to infer that, with reasonable justification, one may be
> able to make a request of the CRAN maintainers to exclude at least one of
> the OS platforms from testing. A request that would be at the discretion of
> the CRAN maintainers and Solaris, in light of the low market prevalence,
> may be a more common exclusion as you have noted below.
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