[R-pkg-devel] third part software dependency

Serguei Sokol @ergue|@@oko| @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Aug 30 16:22:48 CEST 2019

Hi Ralf,

On 30/08/2019 16:04, Ralf Stubner wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 11:10 AM Serguei Sokol <serguei.sokol using gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am preparing a new package r2sundials for submission to cran. It
>> depends on third part software
>> (https://computing.llnl.gov/projects/sundials).
> Are you aware of the sundialr package?
> https://cran.r-project.org/package=sundialr
Yes, I do. I explain why I created a new package in Readme.md visible 
here https://github.com/sgsokol/r2sundials

>> This will be my first
>> submission of the kind so I am wondering how it is supposed to be tested
>> so that I can reliably check the box "tested on R-devel" during
>> submission process?
>> I suppose that sundials is not installed on windev. And even if it was,
>> I need a particular option in this software (index size set to 32 bits)
>> which is probably not activated in the hypothetical installation. So I
>> cannot use win-builder.r-project.org.
>> Am I supposed to install current r-devel version and test my package on
>> it locally?
> Besides Dirk's suggestions, you can also use a CI service like Travis.
> there you can install additional dependencies before testing the
> package itself.
Thanks for suggestion but I don't use Travis. Until now I didn't need 
it. Locally, I installed sundials/cvodes and my package. That's enough 
for the tests.

> However, the question remains how CRAN will test the package without
> having sundials installed.


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