[R-pkg-devel] Question about selective platform for my R package

Disa Mhembere disa at jhu.edu
Fri Jul 7 15:31:01 CEST 2017

Super -- exactly what I needed!
My other question was how to define OS level dependencies like `hwloc` for
linux that is obtainable via the system package manager?

- Disa

On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 1:41 AM, Dason Kurkiewicz <dasonk at gmail.com> wrote:

> What you want is to specify the OS_type in your DESCRIPTION file. This is
> documented in writing R extensions https://cran.r-
> project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/R-exts.html#The-DESCRIPTION-file
> -Dason Kurkiewicz
> On Jul 7, 2017 1:30 AM, "Disa Mhembere" <disa at jhu.edu> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I made an R package that is specifically for OSX and Linux, and not
>> Windows. I pass all checks locally on these platforms, but when I upload
>> my
>> package to CRAN the system tries to compile my code on a Windows box which
>> obviously results in an error. What is the traditional method of
>> specifying
>> supported OSes and getting around this?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Disa
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