[R-pkg-devel] Package submission - Issue with pandoc in R CMD check

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Thu Jun 22 18:35:20 CEST 2017

On 22.06.2017 17:35, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> On 22 June 2017 at 16:23, Gábor Csárdi wrote:
> | So, along these lines, I was thinking if we could / should build a
> | pandoc R package, that could just pull the right binary at install
> | time. 

And drops it in the package? Then we cannot provide binaries for these 
package on CRAN unless we also copy the pandoc sources to CRAN, or do I 
get this wrong?


> Would that make sense? It is a bit unusual, but I think a lot of
> | users would like it, and it would help standardizing pandoc versions
> | and usage.
> Exactly.  That is pretty much what Christoph and I do for x13binary to
> provide the (also free but nuisance to build) x13ashtml binaries.
> Here x13binary is a CRAN package utilizing a GitHub repo x13prebuilt
> containing those builds, and "shielding" the binary.
> Other CRAN packages such as seasonal then just depend on x13binary and only
> see automagic provision of binaries --- replacing and old scheme of manual
> download and environment variable settings.  Much better now.
> | The static binary is good for 64 bit Linux, and we also have
> | self-contained binaries for Windows and MacOS.
> |
> | (The relevant links to the Docker containers and the binaries, in case
> | you are interested:
> | https://github.com/r-hub/pandoc-builders#readme
> | https://files.r-hub.io/pandoc/
> Yes, I saw those when you tweeted about it.
> Dirk

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