[Rd] Outdated dependencies and install.packages()
mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Wed Aug 20 15:20:19 CEST 2008
A small addendum is that if the outdated dependency is in the
LinkingTo: field, the error can be more cryptic. Installation then
fails with compilation errors rather than the hint that the dependency
is out of date.
Peter Dalgaard <P.Dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk> writes:
> This looks like a buglet:
>> install.packages("lme4", depend=TRUE, lib="~/Rlibrary/")
> --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
> ** preparing package for lazy loading
> Error: package 'Matrix' 0.999375-4 was found, but >= 0.999375.11 is
> required by 'lme4'
> Execution halted
> ERROR: lazy loading failed for package 'lme4'
> ** Removing '/home/bs/pd/Rlibrary/lme4'
> ** Restoring previous '/home/bs/pd/Rlibrary/lme4'
> and the DESCRIPTION file for lme 4 does have
> Depends: methods, R(≥ 2.7.0), Matrix(≥ 0.999375-11), lattice
> Looks like we're either not checking the version requirement of
> dependencies, or something is making 4 > 11... (from my reading of the
> code, it is the former, but I could have missed something).
> We should at least document the behaviour.
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