[R-pkg-devel] Run-away R CMD check ?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 17:00:34 CET 2015

On 12/12/2015 9:30 AM, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> For Rcpp and friends, I frequently run 'R CMD check' in "batch mode" over a
> large set of packages.  That works fine, apart from taking long :)
> I am using the exact same script (which is home-grown and could do with a
> revision, but is public at [1] -- basically just a big loop over a set of
> packages), and the exact same ~/.R/check.Renviron.
> Yet on the (bigger, better, newerm ...) machine at work I have three packages
> which get into a loop and never finish R CMD check.
> Any idea why / how and what to do?  Besides skipping these three packages
> which I'll do next?
> The only commonality is that all three use testthat, but so do many other
> packages that test fine.
> Dirk
> [1] https://github.com/RcppCore/rcpp-logs/blob/master/scripts/runRcppDepends.r

I'd put a time limit on the process so it fails eventually, and then see 
what the log shows just before the failure.  That is, I would if I could 
remember how to do that.

Duncan Murdoch

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