[CentOS] creating RPMs from CRAN tarballs

Fri Jun 5 15:21:04 UTC 2015
Nicolas Thierry-Mieg <Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr>

On 06/05/2015 04:11 PM, Bowie Bailey wrote:
> On 6/5/2015 3:09 AM, Peter wrote:
>> On 06/04/2015 07:49 AM, Tony Schreiner wrote:
>>> I run R2spec -s tarball  to create a spec file, and most of the time it
>>> works ok, but sometimes (RPostgresSQL, Rcpp for example) the package has
>>> test or example programs that  start with
>>> #!/usr/bin/r
>>> with lower case r, and the resulting package then winds up with a
>>> dependency on /usr/bin/r, which can't be resolved.
>>> So far I have solved it by editing all the files and replacing with
>>> /usr/bin/R, recreating the tarball and going through the process
>>> again, but
>>> I have to believe there is an easier way.
>> Kind of.  This is an obvious error in the packaged scripts in the
>> tarballs.  I generally don't recommend modifying the original tarball as
>> I like it to be a true representation of the tarball source that you get
>> from upstream.  What I do instead is patch it in the spec file.
>> In this case it would probably be easier to do one line of perl or awk
>> that patches the shebang line in all the scripts at build time than it
>> would be to generate individual patch files for each source tarball.
>> You would add this to the %prep stage of the spec files, something like
>> this after the initial %setup macro:
>> perl -pi -e 's:^#!/usr/bin/r:#!/usr/bin/R: unless $i++'
>> path/to/R/scripts/*.R
> I assume the "unless $i++" is supposed to limit the replace operation to
> only the first line each file.  Unfortunately, since it is a global
> variable, it is actually limiting it to only the first line of the first
> file.  I'm not sure how you would fix this using the -p option.  You
> would probably have to write out the loop manually in order to localize
> the variable properly.

just replace it everywhere, /usr/bin/r doesn't exist anyways, but make 
sure there's nothing after the r:
perl -pi -e 's:^#!/usr/bin/r\s*$:#!/usr/bin/R:' whatever/*.R