[R] package submission

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Fri Nov 28 22:17:16 CET 2014

I was similarly bitten a couple of days ago when I submitted an update 
of my deldir package.  I'm *pretty* sure that I completed all the 
requisite steps in the steps in the web-based submission procedure, but 
I never received the promised "confirmation email".  Being a thicko, I 
overlooked this fact, and started to wonder why the update never 
appeared on CRAN.  Eventually I got my act together, went over the 
instructions and re-submitted the package.  This time I got the 
confirmation email, and the update duly appeared on CRAN.

Maybe there's a buglet in the software that effects the automated 
submission procedure.  I would have said it's more likely that I 
fumble-fingered something in my initial submission attempt.  However, 
hearing that someone else has had a similar experience makes me a wee 
bit more suspicious that there's a bug.  Could be tricky to track down 
but, given that if there is a bug its effect is intermittent and rare.


Rolf Turner

P. S.  On my second try, the confirmation email arrived essentially 
instantaneously.  So I would advise package submitters:  if you don't 
get the confirmation email *right away* then something has very likely 
gone wrong.  Check the site ftp://CRAN.R-project.org/incoming/ as 
advised and if your package ain't there, try again.

R. T.

On 29/11/14 09:11, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
>>From http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/policies.html:
> "When submitting a package to CRAN you should use the submission form
> at http://CRAN.R-project.org/submit.html (and not send an email). You
> will be sent a confirmation email which needs to be accepted.(*)
> ...
> In either case, you can check that the submission was received by
> looking at ftp://CRAN.R-project.org/incoming/."
> (*) That confirmation email is sent automatically and instantaneously.
> It confirms you as a maintainer and the submission (not the
> acceptance).
> /Henrik
> On Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 6:35 AM, Duncan Murdoch
> <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 28/11/2014 9:16 AM, Dan Vatnik wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am the maintainer of the "traj" package.
>>> I have added a vignette to the package this week(Wednesday) and uploaded
>>> the new tarball to CRAN.
>>> I have not yet received a confirmation e-mail.I do not know if the e-mail
>>> is sent automatically or if a person needs to approve manually. I am just
>>> wondering if I did everything correctly
>>> or if there is a mistake in my uploading procedure.
>> The CRAN people make the decisions manually, so it may just be that nobody
>> has got to it yet.    If you don't hear from them in a week, you might
>> consider writing to the submission email address, but I wouldn't do it
>> sooner than that.

Rolf Turner
Technical Editor ANZJS

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