[R-pkg-devel] compilation flags WARNING
gor@n@bro@trom @ending from umu@@e
Thu Jul 5 22:19:36 CEST 2018
Thanks Heather and Iñaki: I understand.
I have an old Makevars file in the src directory of the package. I
guess I can set the flags there? Now it only contains
# PKG_CFLAGS = -Wall
# PKG_FFLAGS = -Wall -fbounds-check
PKG_LIBS = $(LAPACK_LIBS) $(BLAS_LIBS) $(FLIBS)
On 2018-07-05 17:43, Heather Turner wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 5, 2018, at 3:39 PM, Iñaki Úcar wrote:
>> El jue., 5 jul. 2018 a las 16:11, Göran Broström
>> (<goran.brostrom using umu.se>) escribió:
>>> I am preparing a CRAN release of eha (a trivial change due to a change
>>> in the survival package), but when checking the build I get:
>>> goran using M6800:~/R$ R CMD check --as-cran eha_2.5.2.tar.gz
>>> * checking compilation flags used ... WARNING
>>> Compilation used the following non-portable flag(s):
>>> ‘-Wdate-time’ ‘-Werror=format-security’ ‘-Wformat’
>> AFAIK, these are new checks. I get similar warnings on Fedora for
>> different flags.
>>> I have never seen this before and I haven't (to my knowledge) set any
>>> compilation flags. It is my first build and check on a newly upgraded
>>> ubuntu 18.04 (no issues on 17.10). Should I perhaps ask on r-sig-debian,
>>> or is that observation irrelevant?
>> Again AFAIK (there are package maintainers for several distros here
>> that can correct me if I'm wrong), each distro defines some policies
>> regarding compilation flags that are applied to all packages by
>> default. So these warnings can be safely ignored locally (or you may
>> override them), because those flags won't be defined on CRAN.
> Yes, by default the compilation flags are those set when R was installed. You can see the current flags via
> R CMD config CFLAGS
> which in your case should include ‘-Wdate-time’ etc.
> As Iñaki says you can safely ignore the warning, but if you prefer to not to have any warnings you can solve this by creating a Makevars.site file with CFLAGS excluding the non-portable ones, e.g.
> CFLAGS=-Wall -g O0 -fPIC
> This should be saved in the /etc directory of R.home(), e.g. /usr/lib/R/etc.
> See https://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/R-admin.html#Customizing-package-compilation for more information.
>>> Göran Broström
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