[Rd] Submitting packages with weak circular dependencies to CRAN.
ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Sat Mar 9 16:43:45 CET 2013
On 09.03.2013 10:02, Hervé Pagès wrote:
> Hi Pavel,
> On 03/08/2013 04:42 PM, Pavel N. Krivitsky wrote:
>> Hello, R-devel,
>> I am planning to submit two packages, A and B, to CRAN. Package B uses
>> an API exported by package A, while package A uses package B to test the
>> API in question. Thus, package B Depends on, and Enhances, A, and A
>> Suggests B.
>> Could I get some guidance on submitting them to CRAN? A cannot be
>> checked without B, but B cannot be installed without A.
> The CRAN people will probably have a better solution to offer but the
> following 3-step procedure should work, at least in theory:
> - First submit a degraded version of A i.e. a version that doesn't
> suggest B and where all the tests using B are turned off.
> - Then submit B.
> - Then submit the full version of A with a higher version.
> Or, merge A and B in a single package...
... or ask the CRAN people directly. They will tell you to go ahead,
submit A and mention in the submission mail that the Suggested B which
Depends on A will be uploaded once A has been accepted.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Pavel Krivitsky
>> R-devel at r-project.org mailing list
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