[Rd] R CMD check and Suggests Packages

Hervé Pagès hpages at fhcrc.org
Mon May 2 20:55:08 CEST 2011


On 11-04-28 07:00 PM, Dario Strbenac wrote:
> Hello,
> In my description file, I have an example data package in Suggests: that I've deleted from my library to test what the user who doesn't have it will experience.
> However, R CMD check won't even pass my package :
> * checking package dependencies ... ERROR
> Package required but not available: RepitoolsExamples

Wouldn't a message like

   Package required for full checking but not available: RepitoolsExamples

be more appropriate and avoid a confusion that we've seen
for a very long time now?

Just me 2 cents...


> Why would it have to be installed, if it's only a data package, that isn't needed in any of my code ? The manual also says "In particular, large packages providing “only” data for examples or vignettes should be listed in ‘Suggests’ rather than ‘Depends’ in order to make lean installations possible."
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> Dario Strbenac
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> Garvan Institute of Medical Research
> Darlinghurst NSW 2010
> Australia
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