[R-pkg-team] Bug#947004: r-base blocked by r-bioc-{iranges, s4vectors}

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Sun Dec 22 16:16:08 GMT 2019

On 22 December 2019 at 16:55, Graham Inggs wrote:
| On Sun, 22 Dec 2019 at 16:10, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
| > On the other hand the ppc64 is one of 'blocking compilation' so it can't
| > really segfaults at tests.
| I don't know what that means, but both the r-bioc-iranges and
| r-bioc-s4vectors autopkgtests with r-base/3.6.2-1 on ppc64el showed:
| An irrecoverable exception occurred. R is aborting now ...
| Segmentation fault (core dumped)

ppc64 had a 'cannot compile' issue. See eg this email + thread by Tom Callaway 

So that would not be the same issue as these segfaults. I have seen segfaults
like this with C++ code, frequently just requiring a recompilation. CRAN and
BioC code is generally well enough tested at those repos to not just randomly

But these are not my packages, and I do not use them so I am shooting a
little from the hip here.  And it looks like iranges depends on s4vectors, so
presumably only the latter needs a fix or rebuild?


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