[R-pkg-devel] Anyone Know How To Setup Wine for Windows Testing?

J C Nash pro|jcn@@h @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Jul 15 19:56:10 CEST 2020

Are you sure you want to try to run R etc. under Wine?

- If you have Windows running, either directly or in a VM, you can run R there.
- If you have Windows and want to run R under some other OS, then set up a VM
e.g., Linux Mint, for that. I sometimes test R for Windows in a VirtualBox VM
for Win10, but generally run in Linux Mint. I've also run R in some Linux VMs
to test for specific dependencies in some distros.

I rather doubt R will run very well in Linux under Wine. My experience with Wine
is that a few apps (e.g. Irfanview) run well, but many give lots of trouble.


On 2020-07-15 1:17 p.m., Steve Bronder wrote:
> Does anyone know of a setup guide for getting R and Rtools 4.0 up and
> running on Wine with the Windows Server 2008 R2 VM? Do other maintainers
> with more knowhow think that would be useful for debugging purposes?
> I've been trying to test out some flto gcc things for windows by setting up
> a local wine VM on my ubuntu box. Wine has an option for Windows Server
> 2008 R2 (which I believe is the windows session CRAN uses?) If anyone has
> done this before and knows of a guide somewhere that would be very helpful!
> Regards,
> Steve Bronder
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