[Bioc-devel] Dependency on devtools in biocLite()
andrzej.oles at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 00:29:06 CET 2017
it's great that for some time now `biocLite()` also resolves package
dependencies for GitHub hosted packages. However, as this functionality
depends on devtools, an attempt to install a GitHub package when devtools
is not installed results in an error
Using Bioconductor 3.4 (BiocInstaller 1.24.0), R 3.3.2 (2016-10-31).
Error: package 'devtools' not available: there is no package called
If this is the case, one would typically need to first install devtools,
and rerun the biocLite command. I was wondering whether it would make sense
to modify the behavior such that before attempting to call
first check for devtools availability and try to automatically install it
if missing (maybe by prompting the user). What do you think?
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