RStudio - Check Error


When I try to run a check with the RStudio interface "Build - Check", it generates this error:

Error: Could not find tools necessary to compile a package
Call `pkgbuild::check_build_tools(debug = TRUE)` to diagnose the problem.
Execution halted

Exited with status 1.

However, when I run the following command line, it works fine.

devtools::check(document = FALSE)

My RStudio version is 2023.12.1 Build 402.


Did you try running pkgbuild::check_build_tools(debug = TRUE) as recommended?

The fact that devtools::check() runs means the package {devtools} was properly installed, but the error above suggests you might be missing a compiler, that needs to be installed separately from R.

Typically, on Windows, that would be provided by Rtools, on Mac you would need Xcode and GNU Fortran, etc.

Hi Alexis,

I did run the command:

> pkgbuild::check_build_tools(debug = TRUE)
Your system is ready to build packages!

I should have mentioned it in my first post.

The build used to work correctly. I did not do any major update prior to RStudio failure.

Best Regards,

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