[R-pkg-devel] new package submission: "check log incomplete, web timeout?"

Jeremy Volkening jdv at base2bio.com
Sun Apr 23 18:17:12 CEST 2017

On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 10:17:01AM +0200, Alexandre Courtiol wrote:
>Could it be that one your computer you can build vignettes quickly thanks
>to some caching of the knitr chunk output but that it takes too much time
>building that without the cache...? ... CRAN does not like when
>anything takes more than a few seconds...

Thanks for the reply. The vignettes do take a little time to build, as 
the knitr code is doing some modeling, but I wouldn't have thought it 
excessive. According to the logs from the win-builder service, it took 
28s (about the same as each of the i386 and x64 tests). Is this too long 
for the CRAN submission service? I've already pruned down my example 
data to just a couple of samples instead of the thousands normally 
modeled in a session.

If this is indeed the issue, do I need to remove the knitr code and just 
include static images of the output plots in the vignette? This would 
seem to go against most of the recommendations I have read from various 
sources on best practice.


>On 23 April 2017 at 05:08, Jeremy Volkening <jdv at base2bio.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am trying to submit a package to CRAN for the first time. I have gone
>> through testing on my own machines (Linux, Windows x64, Windows i386), on
>> Travis CI and using win-builder. All tests are now passing on all of these
>> platforms. However, when I try to submit the package to CRAN I get an email
>> that the pre-test has failed, with the following line:
>> Status: NA (check log incomplete, web timeout?)
>> The pre-test link is here: https://win-builder.r-project.
>> org/incoming_pretest/170423_044521_mstherm_047/
>> If I check the '00check.log' file I can see that it ends with the line "*
>> checking re-building of vignette outputs ...", so apparently the test is
>> quitting before it finishes this step. I'm not sure how to proceed, since
>> everything is working for all of my own manual tests (as well as
>> win-builder). See the log for my manual submission of exactly the same
>> package to win-builder, which passes:
>> https://win-builder.r-project.org/4tvH1D2TdMep/
>> Any help would be greatly appreciated. The package itself can be found
>> here:
>> https://github.com/jvolkening/r-mstherm
>> Regards,
>> Jeremy
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>Alexandre Courtiol
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