[Rd] CRAN checks give errors when no tests are included

Joris Meys jori@mey@ @ending from gm@il@com
Wed May 30 17:33:51 CEST 2018

Dear all,

as a follow-up to the question asked on R-package-devel (see link below):

Someone sent a package to CRAN with a few problems. There's more things
wrong with the submission, but one thing that really caught my eye was the
following error:

Warning message:
running command '"C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-33~1.2/bin/x64/R" CMD BATCH --vanilla
"testthat.R" "testthat.Rout"' had status 1  ERROR Running the tests in
'tests/testthat.R' failed.
Last 13 lines of output:

  Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or
  'help.start()' for an HTML browser interface to help.
  Type 'q()' to quit R.

  > library(testthat)
  Warning message:
  package 'testthat' was built under R version 3.3.3
  > library(bwt)
  > test_check("bwt")
  Error: No tests found for bwt
  Execution halted

I checked the package and it had no tests subfolder. Yet -as far as I can
judge- CRAN tried to run tests anyway and error'd when there were none to
be found. This would make sense of adding tests was obligatory, but I can't
find that back in the CRAN policies. Is this a hiccup at CRAN's side or am
I missing something obvious?


link to the original mail on r-package-devel :

Joris Meys
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Department of Data Analysis and Mathematical Modelling
Ghent University
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