[R] Mysterious NOTE when checking package

Marc Schwartz m@rc_@chw@rtz @end|ng |rom me@com
Mon Jun 3 18:21:40 CEST 2019

> On Jun 3, 2019, at 12:13 PM, Christian Martin Hennig <christian.hennig using unibo.it> wrote:
> Dear list members,
> checking my updated version of prabclus with R-devel --as-cran I get a 
> mysterious note:
> "* checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... NOTE
> Checking should be performed on sources prepared by ‘R CMD build’."
> (No further information is given on that one in 00check.log.)
> But my source is in fact put together by R CMD build.
> Can anybody tell me what could be wrong here and how to remove the note?
> DESCRIPTION looks like this:
> Package: prabclus
> Title: Functions for Clustering and Testing of Presence-Absence, 
> Abundance and Multilocus Genetic Data
> Version: 2.3-1
> Date: 2019-06-03
> Author: Christian Hennig <christian.hennig using unibo.it>,
>         Bernhard Hausdorf <Hausdorf using zoologie.uni-hamburg.d e>
> Depends: R (>= 2.10), MASS, mclust
> Suggests: spdep, spatialreg, bootstrap, maptools, foreign, mvtnorm
> Description: Distance-based parametric bootstrap tests for clustering with
>   spatial neighborhood information. Some distance measures,
>   Clustering of presence-absence, abundance and multilocus genetical data
>   for species delimitation, nearest neighbor
>   based noise detection. Genetic distances between communities.
>   Tests whether various distance-based regressions
>   are equal. Try package?prabclus for on overview.
> Maintainer: Christian Hennig <christian.hennig using unibo.it>
> License: GPL
> URL: https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/christian.hennig/en/
> Thanks,
> Christian

Hi Christian,

Two things:

1. This should be posted to R-package-devel, which is focused on R/CRAN package development:


2. What are the exact commands that you used to build and then check the package?

"R CMD build" should result in a source tarball with the extension ".tar.gz", which should then be used fully in the "R CMD check" call.

Perhaps the file that you named in the R CMD check call is not correct?


Marc Schwartz

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