[R-SIG-Mac] Creating Mac binary packages

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Tue Nov 29 23:43:50 CET 2005

Hi Keith,

On Nov 29, 2005, at 2:59 AM, Keith Satterley wrote:

> I would like to produce Mac binary packages so that I can install  
> them on other Macs in our building, which don't have the the  
> development tools on them. This is mainly for testing before I  
> release a version to Bioconductor.
> Is there something particularly magical about creating a binary Mac  
> package as I can't seem to find much on doing it, apart from  
> sending it off to CRAN.

Not at all - it's identical to building binaries on unix, so it just  
means to run
R CMD build --binary foo.tar.gz
(or alternatively R CMD INSTALL --build ...)

AFAIR the question that James had was whether he should be doing this  
himself or whether there is some facility that we provide..


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