[R] Package build system adds line break in DESCRIPTION URL
bbolker at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 16:25:24 CEST 2015
Daniel Lewandowski <daniel <at> nextpagesoft.net> writes:
> Has anybody noticed that if field URL in DESCRIPTION contains a uri with
> 66 or more characters, then file DESCRIPTION in the resulting package
> includes a line break at the beginning?
> So this (source DESCRIPTION):
> becomes (again file DESCRIPTION, but inside the package)
> This has been tested with R on Windows 8.1 (devel 01/04/2015 and 3.1.3)
> and Linux Mint (3.1.3). It has many sad implications including not
> acceptance of such packages to CRAN.
(links line-broken above to make gmane happy).
Haven't tested, but seems it would not be *too* hard to trace
through the code to see what's happening in the package-building
process. Two thoughts:
(1) as a workaround, could you use a URL-shortener such as tinyurl?
tinyurl allows you to specify a somewhat meaningful name for the
shortened URL, e.g. http://tinyurl.com/reproducible-000
(2) this feels like it is more suitable for r-devel at r-project.org
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