[R-SIG-Mac] Generating R .pkg file for Mac Distribution
Balamuta, James Joseph
b@l@mut2 @ending from illinoi@@edu
Thu May 17 21:15:58 CEST 2018
Greetings and Salutations Nigel,
I've "augmented" the base R install via an unofficial, e.g. not sanctioned by CRAN, Rtools build. This can be found here:
Presently, the latest release only supports the R 3.4.* line:
I'll likely update it this weekend to provide support for R 3.5.*. In particular, I'll bump the compiler from clang4 to clang6.
On 5/17/18, 11:45 AM, "R-SIG-Mac on behalf of Nigel Delaney" <r-sig-mac-bounces at r-project.org on behalf of nigelfdelaney at gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for the responses so far.
David - indeed those instructions are up to date, but people are
struggling with the issue and unable to fix that (and keep trying to
install from source).
Chuck - Thanks also for the suggestion, it's a good idea. I'm hoping
we might be able to have a one step installation to keep things simple
On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 9:39 AM, Berry, Charles <ccberry at ucsd.edu> wrote:
>> On May 16, 2018, at 11:40 AM, Nigel Delaney <nigelfdelaney at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Mac binaries on R are distributed as .pkg files available from CRAN
>> for installation. Does anyone know if the source script (assuming a
>> script is used) that generates this pkg file is available anywhere?
>> The pkg seems to contain a few elements like a postflight/postinstall
>> script that I could not find in any open source repository and are not
>> part of the R binaries.
>> We have a few users who are dealing with the fortran compiler issues
>> on Mac, and were hoping to just modify the current .pkg to contain a
>> few more packages, was hoping to avoid reinventing the wheel on the
>> packaging scripts.
> Why not just provide those users with the binaries for those packages?
> If there are more than a few users and/or more than a few packages that need this treatment, set up your own repository and put the binaries there. See:
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