[Rd] issue with testInstalledPackage

Ben Bolker bbolker @ending from gm@il@com
Mon Nov 26 23:42:48 CET 2018

  FWIW I've been reasonably happy with the revdepcheck package: it's not
base-R, but it's pretty robust (lme4 'only' has 286 dependencies to
check ...)  I've had much better luck running it on a remote server
(where the sysadmin is responsive so it's not too much trouble to get
extra system dependencies/Debian packages installed as they become

On 2018-11-26 3:42 p.m., Therneau, Terry M., Ph.D. via R-devel wrote:
> Background: I run tools::testInstalledPackage on all packages that dependend on survival 
> (605 as of today) before sending a new release to CRAN. It has a few false positives which 
> I then follow up on.  (Mostly packages with as-yet-incomplete tests in their inst directory).
>   Issue: testInstalledPackage("mets")  generates an  "Error in checkVignettes(pkg, 
> lib.loc, latex = FALSE, weave = TRUE)" message, which stops my script.  The source code 
> for that package passes R CMD check.
> I can easily work around this in the short term by adding mets to my do-not-check list.
> Footnote: the newer "check_packages_in_dir" routine doesn't work for me.   The biggest 
> reason is that it doesn't have a way to give a list of packages to skip.  My little 
> desktop box doesn't have every linux library (cryptography, geospatial, etc.), nor do I 
> load up bioconductor; which leads to a boatload of false positives.  I keep adding things 
> but the packages add faster.
> Terry T.
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