[Rd] [Suggestion] Installation of CRAN packages that depend on Bioconductor packages
renaud at mancala.cbio.uct.ac.za
Thu Jun 28 13:39:13 CEST 2012
as far as I know, calling a plain:
with packageA having a dependency to packageB from Bioconductor will not
complete without having a Bioc mirror setup in options('repos') or
specifying it in argument 'repos'.
CRAN/R-forge checks resolve such dependencies automatically. Would it be
possible (and not problematic) to also resolve such standard
dependencies at install time (in fact build time) and automatically
append a Bioc mirror to repos within install.package (if none is already
The dependency would be hence completely transparent, which would
simplify the installation of such packages, as the user would not need
to know that a repository other than CRAN is required.
Resolution could make use of the function chooseBioCMirror to ask the
user to select her preferred mirror, as it is done for the CRAN mirror.
Computational Biology - University of Cape Town
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