[R-SIG-Mac] installation of source library with fortran code

Don MacQueen macq at llnl.gov
Mon Nov 15 17:51:57 CET 2004

At 12:52 PM +0100 11/15/04, Andreas Quandt wrote:
>dear bryon,
>Could you post a transcript of what you're trying to do?
>i try to make a package from existing r functions. that means i load 
>the functions with "source()" in R and use "package.skeleton()". 
>After it i add the fortran code (written under win) in the 
>src-folder and try "R CMD check" which tells me the package is not a 
>source package:
>* checking for working latex ... OK
>* using log directory '/Users/andqua/Documents/TMP/Test.Rcheck'
>* checking for file 'Rsmooth/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
>* checking if this is a source package ... ERROR
>Only *source* packages can be checked.
>If i try to build a tar.gz file with "R CMD build" than i get 
>following message:

But the message below is from INSTALL, not from BUILD.   ??

>(andqua at g4an:Rlibrary)R CMD INSTALL Test/ -l /Users/andqua/Documents/Rlibrary/
>* Installing *binary* package 'Test' ...
>* DONE (Test)
>for my understanding this should be wrong because the package is no 
>binary and if i try to load this package with "library(test)" i get 
>the error message that the packagae is unknown.
>So i guss the problem is the fortran code (devweloped under win xp) 
>but i have no idea to solve this problem because should can compile 
>the code because g77 is installed and gcc also.

If you try to compile your fortran outside of R does it succeed? This 
will help us to find out if the problem is the fortran code.

>Furthermore i have no administrative rights at this pc but that 
>should be not a problem if i change add my own folder "Rlibrary" 
>with ".libPaths()" to the known libraries.
>hope the descripion of my problem was more detailed now and helps to 
>find a answer for my problem.
>best regards


Don MacQueen
Environmental Protection Department
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA

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