[Bioc-devel] _R_CHECK_FORCE_SUGGESTS_ = false

Henrik Bengtsson hb at biostat.ucsf.edu
Sat Sep 15 18:00:04 CEST 2012

On Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 8:29 AM, Henrik Bengtsson <hb at biostat.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Here's another example of this:
> http://bioconductor.org/checkResults/devel/bioc-LATEST/PANR/moscato1-checksrc.html
> Question to BioC core: Why not sticking with the default

My bad: It's TRUE by default

If true, give an error if suggested packages are not available.
Default: true (but false for CRAN submission checks).

(I've been using --as-cran to much lately).  Still standing by my
comments below though.

>  I see a suggested package as a
> package that is not required except in rare cases.  I also sometimes
> use them to complement each other, e.g. part of my code prefer package
> A but if that doesn't exist it's fall back to use package B.  It's up
> to the developer to write examples()/system tests that don't generate
> R CMD check errors in these cases, and if they forget, then ...yes...
> R CMD check will generate an ERROR anyway.


PS. Yue, I don't it's not possible for the package to control these

> /Henrik
> On Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 7:40 AM, Yue Li <gorillayue at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> I just submitted a new package. It builds and checks OK on the Mac and Linux servers but fails to build on the Windows server, namely 'mosacto1'. The error says:
>> * checking package dependencies ... ERROR
>> Package suggested but not available: 'multicore'
>> The suggested packages are required for a complete check.
>> Checking can be attempted without them by setting the environment
>> variable _R_CHECK_FORCE_SUGGESTS_ to a false value.
>> But it seems that I can only set that environment variable _R_CHECK_FORCE_SUGGESTS_ in ~/.R/check.Renviron on my local machine not on the server. I wonder if anyone encountered the same problem when trying to submit your package before? I apologize if the issue has been addressed in some other posts that I failed to find it by Google.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Yue
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