[EXTERNAL] Re: [R-pkg-devel] CRAN Debian File Handling Differences?

David Blodgett db|odgett @end|ng |rom u@g@@gov
Tue Apr 23 17:23:40 CEST 2019

OK. Thank you. I'm always nervous about closing and re-opening a tempfile() but I suppose it is safe.

Should I interpret your response as saying that creating and mutating files in "tests/testthat/data" is not possible on CRAN?

Thank you,

- Dave

> On Apr 23, 2019, at 10:16 AM, Iñaki Ucar <iucar using fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Apr 2019 at 15:57, David Blodgett via R-package-devel
> <r-package-devel using r-project.org> wrote:
>> I'm working on some CRAN Debian test failures (https://win-builder.r-project.org/incoming_pretest/ncdfgeom_1.0.0_20190423_031452/). The tests all pass on rhub Debian, CRAN windows, local OSX, and Travis Ubuntu. The tests that are failing on CRAN Debian are ones where I check that changes got made to an existing file that is modified in place by my package code.
>> Are there nuances of the CRAN environment that prevent a `tempfile()` file being created then modified at run time? What is a suggested best practice for such a test?
> According to the current master branch, the test that fails is not
> using tempfile(), but "nc_file<-'data/test_output.nc'". Just change
> that line with a call to tempfile and the test should pass.
> -- 
> Iñaki Úcar

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