[R-pkg-devel] Fixing travis build fail due to fftwtools fatal error (fftw3.h: No such file or directory)

Karim Rahim k@r|m@r@h|m @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Sep 10 05:45:45 CEST 2020

 sudo apt-get install -y fftw3

Then try again.

Let me know if it doesn't work.


On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 10:27 PM Max Turgeon <Max.Turgeon using umanitoba.ca> wrote:
> Hi Marta,
> One change I can see from your Git history that seems to match the first failed build on Travis is when you added "Imports: fftwtools" to your DESCRIPTION file. And it makes sense, because if we look at its DESCRIPTION file, we can see that it has fftw3 as a SystemRequirements. In other words, it needs to be installed on Travis before you can run the checks on your package.
> As for solutions, I can see that Karim wrote a short description of how to install the library on Linux, and there's a link for Mac; all this is on the Github repo: https://github.com/krahim/fftwtools
> I also noticed that there is an R package wrapping fftw on CRAN (https://cran.r-project.org/package=fftw) and I can see that it's a Suggested package for fftwtools. I haven't tried it, but presumably you could install the fftw R package, instead of the fftw3 library.
> HTH,
> Max Turgeon
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Statistics
> Department of Computer Science
> University of Manitoba
> maxturgeon.ca
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> Dear all,
> I have been facing travis build fail on linux xenial due to *fftwtools
> fatal error* (fftw3.h: No such file or directory) with my R package. The
> error appeared at a random time a few months ago (at a random time := I do
> not link it with any fftwtools-function related change commit I did) and
> persists.
> There is not much I achieved in googling and trying to decipher it, sadly;
> I am hoping maybe some Community members saw a similar error with their dev
> work and can suggest a hint/solution?
> Package GitHub: https://github.com/martakarass/runstats
> Failed Travis job log:
> https://travis-ci.com/github/martakarass/runstats/jobs/383037333
> Error excerpt:
> * installing *source* package ‘fftwtools’ ...
> ** package ‘fftwtools’ successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
> ** using staged installation
> ** libs
> gcc -I"/opt/R/4.0.2/lib/R/include" -DNDEBUG   -I/usr/local/include   -fpic
>  -g -O2  -c fftwtools.c -o fftwtools.o
> fftwtools.c:28:18: fatal error: fftw3.h: No such file or directory
> compilation terminated.
> /opt/R/4.0.2/lib/R/etc/Makeconf:167: recipe for target 'fftwtools.o' failed
> make: *** [fftwtools.o] Error 1
> ERROR: compilation failed for package ‘fftwtools’
> * removing ‘/home/travis/R/Library/fftwtools’
> Error in i.p(...) :
>   (converted from warning) installation of package ‘fftwtools’ had non-zero
> exit status
> Calls: <Anonymous> ... with_rprofile_user -> with_envvar -> force -> force
> -> i.p
> Execution halted
> The command "Rscript -e 'deps <- remotes::dev_package_deps(dependencies =
> NA);remotes::install_deps(dependencies = TRUE);if (!all(deps$package %in%
> installed.packages())) { message("missing: ", paste(setdiff(deps$package,
> installed.packages()), collapse=", ")); q(status = 1, save = "no")}'"
> failed and exited with 1 during .
> Your build has been stopped.
> Thank you,
> Marta
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