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Building R binaries for buildpack

The binaries for the build pack can be built using Heroku's vulcan build server.

Steps for building R on vulcan

Create a build server using vulcan:

vulcan create vulcan-build-r

Where vulcan-build-r is the name of the Heroku application created.

Initiate the build by running the vulcan-build executable script:

$ ./vulcan-build

The build-r script will be uploaded to the vulcan build server and executed. The R sources and dependencies are downloaded and compiled, and the binary output is uploaded to S3. During the build process, the outputs from configure and make will be displayed.


To configure the R version to build, edit the rversion variable in the vulcan-build file.


Build script inspired by Noah Lorang's Rook on Heroku project.