[Rd] RFC install.packages() changes

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Nov 8 08:08:56 CET 2004

On Sun, 7 Nov 2004, Liaw, Andy wrote:

> One thing that concerns me a bit (I haven't check whether the concern is
> warranted) is package dependency:  If the new version of a package on CRAN
> requires, e.g., a newer version of R than what the user has, what happens
> then?

You are not offered a choice of updating.  That needs documenting.


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