[Rd] Dependencies of packages' CHECK....

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Wed Sep 2 09:52:22 CEST 2009

Allen S. Rout wrote:
> I'm working to automate the building of RPM packages for CRAN &c.  In
> the process, I'm trying to get a sense of the correct dependencies.
> It's my sense that R CMD CHECK is the Right Way to check to see if a
> package is built properly.  But according to Writing R Extensions, I
> could reasonably expect anything in Suggests or Imports to be used by
> CHECK.  In RPM parlance, this turns all of those packages into a
> 'build requires'.
> In other words, to check properly, I need to treat Suggests and
> Imports as Depends.
> This is a short road to -lots- of installed packages. :) ggplot2,
> which was the initial itch I was trying to scratch, 'Depends' only on
> R.  But if I have to recursively expand according to these 'build
> requires', I need 63 packages.  And more painfully, I have to leave
> CRAN and go grok Bioconductor.  Yow.
> So: does this seem silly, or is that just The Way It is? 

Yes, it is the way it is says the Windows binary package maintainer.

Uwe Ligges

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