[R-SIG-Mac] package building

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Sat Mar 17 02:00:27 CET 2018

Yes, indeed, since R-oldrel has not been released for the current El Capitan build, there are no such binaries. The previous Mavericks build is no longer supported due the OS no longer being maintained by Apple (last security update was close to 2 years ago) and the build machine having died. Hence the only releases that can be supported are 3.4.0 onwards as El Capitan builds. We are currently supporting package build for the 3.4 and 3.5 branches and will continue in the foreseeable future.


> On Mar 13, 2018, at 3:24 AM, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> On 12/03/2018 23:01, Julia Silge wrote:
>> Hello there! I maintain the tidytext package:
>> https://cran.r-project.org/web/checks/check_results_tidytext.html
>> Recently I have been working to get tidytext to build on R-oldrel, and I
>> believe that v0.1.7 should do so. The check page above shows that v0.1.6 is
>> what is being checked for OSX on R-oldrel, though. (I do not expect v0.1.6
>> to pass on R-oldrel.)
>> Does anyone know why the most recent version isn't being tested?
> My understanding is that packages for r-oldrel-osx-x86_64 will not be updated as the build machine has died.  Simon Urbanek has asked CRAN to remove those results, and doing so is in progress.
> If you look at
> https://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/mavericks/contrib/r-oldrel/?C=M;O=D
> you will see the last package built was on 2018-01-11 .
> In any case, package support for R-oldrel (3.3.x) officially finishes once the following series (3.4.x) is signed off, which is on Thursday this week.
>> Thanks,
>> Julia
> -- 
> Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
> Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford
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