maketools: Exploring and Testing the Toolchain and System Libraries

A collection of helper functions that interface with the appropriate system utilities to learn about the build environment. Lets you explore 'make' rules to test the local configuration, or query 'pkg-config' to find compiler flags and libs needed for building packages with external dependencies. Also contains tools to analyze which libraries that a installed R package linked to by inspecting output from 'ldd' in combination with information from your distribution package manager, e.g. 'rpm' or 'dpkg'. Finally the package provides Windows-specific utilities to automatically find or install the suitable version of the 'Rtools' build environment, and diagnose some common problems.

Version: 1.2.5
Imports: sys (≥ 3.1)
Suggests: curl, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat
Published: 2023-07-12
Author: Jeroen Ooms ORCID iD [aut, cre, cph]
Maintainer: Jeroen Ooms <jeroen at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Language: en-US
CRAN checks: maketools results


Reference manual: maketools.pdf
Vignettes: Automatically determine run-time dependencies for R packages on Linux


Package source: maketools_1.2.5.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): maketools_1.2.5.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): maketools_1.2.5.tgz, r-release (x86_64): maketools_1.2.5.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): maketools_1.2.5.tgz
Old sources: maketools archive


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