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

Dason Kurkiewicz dasonk at gmail.com
Fri Jul 7 15:37:51 CEST 2017

You'll want to examine the note on the SystemRequirements field for the
DESCRIPTION file in the same link as before. Actually maybe you should
spend some time reading through that documentation - it's a bit dry but
will get you more familiar with what's possible.

-Dason Kurkiewicz

On Jul 7, 2017 9:31 AM, "Disa Mhembere" <disa at jhu.edu> wrote:

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-proj
> ect.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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