[R-pkg-devel] Windows tests for CRAN submission

Shivaram Venkataraman shivaram.venkataraman at gmail.com
Wed May 10 23:46:21 CEST 2017

On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 9:58 AM, Uwe Ligges <ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
> wrote:

> On 10.05.2017 07:58, Shivaram Venkataraman wrote:
>> Hi
>> I'm a first time package submitter to CRAN and have a question on how to
>> handle unit tests on Windows. The SparkR [1] package [2] file that we are
>> trying to submit passes "R CMD check  --as-cran" with no errors on both
>> Linux and OS X.
>> On Windows, the package builds successfully but requires additional
>> binaries [3] to be installed in order for the unit tests to run. While we
>> have a automated test runner that installs the binaries and runs tests on
>> every commit [4] on AppVeyor, when "R CMD check --as-cran" is run on
>> winbuilder, the tests fail.
>> Given this situation, is it possible to specify in our CRAN submission
>> that
>> the package should only be tested on Unix machines ? Or is it recommended
>> that we include scripts to install the additional binaries during a CRAN
>> check on winbuilder ?
> Tell me and if the requirements are reasonable and easy to install I'll
> consider to install them.
> Thanks for your reply. The requirements are to have the Hadoop windows
utils package installed. I wrote a small power shell script to do this at
https://gist.github.com/shivaram/bd5d17c31ce9d89035559fa956f59fc1 . The
script sets $HADOOP_HOME and adds $HADOOP_HOME/bin to $PATH. More details
about what is getting installed is at

On a related note: Would anybody happen to know what the value of JAVA_HOME
is set to on the winbuilder machine ?


> Best,
> Uwe Ligges
> Thanks for your help and please let me know if any further details about
>> the package will help in resolving this.
>> Thanks
>> Shivaram
>> [1] https://github.com/apache/spark/tree/master/R
>> [2]
>> http://people.apache.org/~pwendell/spark-releases/spark-2.1.
>> 1-rc4-bin/SparkR_2.1.1.tar.gz
>> [3] https://github.com/apache/spark/blob/master/R/WINDOWS.md#unit-tests
>> [4] https://ci.appveyor.com/project/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/spa
>> rk/history
>>         [[alternative HTML version deleted]]
>> ______________________________________________
>> R-package-devel at r-project.org mailing list
>> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-package-devel

	[[alternative HTML version deleted]]

More information about the R-package-devel mailing list