[R-pkg-devel] Another CRAN-only bug

Duncan Murdoch murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Jun 13 00:26:40 CEST 2019

On 12/06/2019 4:57 p.m., David Hugh-Jones wrote:
> Hi all,
> Not for the first time, my package has a bug that isn't found on rhub,
> travis, appveyor, or my local machine, but is found on CRAN. This time it's
> Windows-only, so I can't even download a Docker image and investigate that
> way.
> TBH I am not very enthused by having to treat CRAN servers as "ground
> truth", when there seems no way to reliably reproduce their configuration,
> figure out what versions of packages are used, etc. Am I missing something?
> Is another world possible?

Nothing is forcing you to release your package on CRAN.  The only 
advantage to doing so is that they maintain high standards, which means 
people trust them.

Just put your package on Github, and anyone can use it, no matter how 
bad it is.

Duncan Murdoch

> Anyway, the error is at:
> https://win-builder.r-project.org/incoming_pretest/huxtable_4.6.0_20190612_195453/Windows/examples_and_tests/
> and it seems to relate to the openxlsx package, which is on since
> May 28 - presumably long enough for the latest version to be available on
> win-builder. Any ideas would be welcome....
> David
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