[R] Package parallel missing from CRAN_package_db

Duncan Murdoch murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed May 9 16:34:06 CEST 2018

On 09/05/2018 8:23 AM, Luí­s Moreira de Sousa via R-help wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am using the CRAN_package_db function to determine whether the head versions of certain packages match those I need. The parallel package though, is missing from the database:
>> pdb <- tools:::CRAN_package_db()
>> pdb[pdb$Package=="parallel",]["Package"]
> [1] Package
> <0 rows> (or 0-length row.names)
> Is this a bug that needs to be reported (where?) ? Or is there other reason for this package to be missing from the database?

parallel is a base package.  By definition, it is updated only when R is 
updated.  You can't install it from CRAN unless you install all of R.

Duncan Murdoch

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