[R-pkg-devel] WARNING: A complete check needs the 'checkbashisms' script.

Rodrigo Tobar rtob@r @end|ng |rom |cr@r@org
Tue Aug 11 05:41:01 CEST 2020

Hi Brian,

The checkbashisms script is invoked by the R checks automatically:


Thus there shouldn't be any need for you to invoke it manually in your 
configure script, even less so to worry about its presence. You can 
still install it locally so the R checks can proceed without the warning 
(or set _R_CHECK_BASHISMS_ to FALSE to skip that particular check, again 
locally), but that shouldn't be a problem in CRAN, as it should be 
installed there already.



On 11/8/20 10:54 am, brian knaus wrote:
> Hi R-pkg-devel,
> My package
> https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Fknausb%2FvcfR&data=02%7C01%7Crodrigo.tobarcarrizo%40uwa.edu.au%7C6f00588f63164cc6f8d208d83da1e836%7C05894af0cb2846d8871674cdb46e2226%7C1%7C0%7C637327112896039359&sdata=afGjqTjB%2B8lVCmXDWb8OhFNIYwIR%2BoIVX1QLFpLSfwA%3D&reserved=0
> has been archived on CRAN because I was asked by CRAN to address issues
> that I was unable to address before the deadline I was given. The issue I'm
> struggling with is that when I use
> ```
> R CMD check --as-cran vcfR_1.12.0.tar.gz
> ```
> I get
> ```
> * checking top-level files ... WARNING
> A complete check needs the 'checkbashisms' script.
> See section ‘Configure and cleanup’ in the ‘Writing R Extensions’
> manual..
> ```
> .
> Dirk Eddelbeuttel has proposed a solution on SO. (Thank you again Dirk!)
> ```
> https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstackoverflow.com%2Fa%2F62721142&data=02%7C01%7Crodrigo.tobarcarrizo%40uwa.edu.au%7C6f00588f63164cc6f8d208d83da1e836%7C05894af0cb2846d8871674cdb46e2226%7C1%7C0%7C637327112896039359&sdata=G5BGCuyWMSItqbm0zwWbncrGapgNUldsuOIp6RvQlqs%3D&reserved=0
> ```
> I've implemented this change, but I am concerned that it won't be accepted
> by CRAN. My concern is that this works on my local machines (Ubuntu and
> MacOS), where I can install checkbashisms, but I can't control whether
> checkbashisms is installed on CRAN machines or on user machines. This means
> it will generate a WARNING on machines where checkbashisms is not
> installed. Most of me feels that I need to address this somehow. But I do
> not know how. Part of me is wondering if I should expect users to manage
> this. Any help would be appreciated!
> Thank you!
> Brian (knausb)
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