[R-pkg-devel] 'configure' exists but is not executable

Sebastian Ankargren @eb@@t|@n@@nk@rgren @end|ng |rom @t@t|@t|k@uu@@e
Mon Aug 26 17:07:07 CEST 2019

Dear Max,

That fixes the issue completely on Travis — thanks. However, it worries me a little that I might need something similar for the build on CRAN? Or should I simply just assume that this is an issue specific to Travis?


On 26 Aug 2019, at 16:09, Max Turgeon <Max.Turgeon using umanitoba.ca<mailto:Max.Turgeon using umanitoba.ca>> wrote:

Hi Sebastian,

Have you tried adding a line in your `.travis.yml` file that changes the permissions for `configure`? Something like this:

  - chmod +x configure

Max Turgeon
Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics
Department of Computer Science
University of Manitoba

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Subject: [R-pkg-devel] 'configure' exists but is not executable

Dear package developers,

I have a package that is dependent upon Rcpp and RcppArmadillo and for this reason I use a configure file. On my local machine with:
R version 3.6.0 (2019-04-26)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0 (64-bit)
Running under: macOS Mojave 10.14.3

…my package passes R CMD check. However, on Travis CI I get

* installing *source* package ‘mfbvar’ ...
** using staged installation
ERROR: 'configure' exists but is not executable -- see the 'R Installation and Administration Manual'

This despite the configure file being executable locally. Some of my attempts at fixing this include:
- chmod +x configure
- removing configure, committing/pushing, putting configure back and chmod +x configure before committing/pushing again to ensure the executable version is pushed
- creating a new configure from configure.ac using autoconf

All of my attempts have been unsuccessful and I’m a little bit puzzled why it doesn’t work on Travis. Does anyone have any suggestions? The failure is present both on Linux and OS X. I am not sure whether the issue is specific to Travis, but I have no other ways of testing it before submitting to CRAN.

Travis link: https://travis-ci.org/ankargren/mfbvar
Github link: https://github.com/ankargren/mfbvar

Appreciate any input you might have!



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