[R-pkg-devel] CRAN submission which requires third party software?

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Tue Aug 11 19:13:34 CEST 2015

On 11 August 2015 at 11:49, Charles Determan wrote:
| I am beginning to reach the completion of a new package I would like to
| submit to CRAN.  However, there are a few aspects of it that I would like
| some guidance prior to submitting.
| 1. It requires some third party software (i.e. an OpenCL SDK) to be
| installed before it will compile (it contains c++ code).  As such, I don't
| believe it would build successfully when submitted to CRAN.  I can verify
| it builds and tests successfully on Travis CI but not sure how CRAN would
| approach this.

So you are saying it needs _new tools to build_ it?  That may be tough.

| 2. It requires a support package which is another header only package which
| mirrors the structure of BH.

I see no difficulty with this part.


| I know this has been accomplished by some other packages like gputools (
| https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/gputools/index.html) which requires
| the CUDA toolkit to be installed.  I also don't know how to approach the
| companion package submission (i.e. that others could use just like the BH
| package).
| Anyone have any recommendations on how I should prepare for submitting this
| package.
| Thank you,
| Charles
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