[Bioc-devel] Vignette package error

Dan Tenenbaum dtenenba at fredhutch.org
Wed Feb 3 08:42:30 CET 2016

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jason Ross" <jason.ross at csiro.au>
> To: "bioc-devel" <bioc-devel at r-project.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 11:39:51 PM
> Subject: [Bioc-devel] Vignette package error

> Hi,
> My recently submitted package is failing with this error:
> "Error: processing vignette 'IntroductionToHarman.Rmd' failed with
> diagnostics: there is no package called 'missMethyl'
> Execution halted"
> Build report here:
> http://bioconductor.org/spb_reports/Harman_0.99.1_buildreport_20160202233741.html
> However, missMethyl has been in Bioconductor since 3.0.
> See: https://www.bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/missMethyl.html
> I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong? Is the build environment rather old?
> Should I have missMethyl in the 'suggests' field in the DESCRIPTION file?

Does your package use missMethyl? Then you need to declare a dependency on it (Depends, Imports, or Suggests, whichever is appropriate) in the DESCRIPTION file, otherwise how is the build system to know it needs it?


> Regards,
> Jason.
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