[Bioc-devel] _R_CHECK_FORCE_SUGGESTS_ = false

Yue Li gorillayue at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 18:25:02 CEST 2012

I agree with you Henrik. More flexibility is needed for package builders.


On 2012-09-15, at 12:00 PM, Henrik Bengtsson <hb at biostat.ucsf.edu> wrote:

> 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
> <quote>
> If true, give an error if suggested packages are not available.
> Default: true (but false for CRAN submission checks).
> </quote>
> (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.
> /Henrik
> PS. Yue, I don't it's not possible for the package to control these
> flags/settings.
>> /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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