[R-pkg-devel] compilation flags WARNING
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Thu Jul 5 22:27:41 CEST 2018
El jue., 5 jul. 2018 a las 22:23, Göran Broström
(<goran.brostrom using umu.se>) escribió:
> 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) $(FLIBS)
IMHO it's better to do it outside the package. The best way, without
changing the system settings, is to place a Makevars under ~/.R/
> On 2018-07-05 17:43, Heather Turner wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 5, 2018, at 3:39 PM, Iñaki Úcar wrote:
> >> El jue., 5 jul. 2018 a las 16:11, Göran Broström
> >> (<goran.brostrom using umu.se>) escribió:
> >>> I am preparing a CRAN release of eha (a trivial change due to a change
> >>> in the survival package), but when checking the build I get:
> >>> goran using M6800:~/R$ 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.
> > Heather
> >> Iñaki
> >>> Göran Broström
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