[R] Mysterious NOTE when checking package

Duncan Murdoch murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Jun 4 00:35:12 CEST 2019

On 03/06/2019 12:13 p.m., Christian Martin Hennig 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.de>
> 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/

That is not a file from a .tar.gz file built by R CMD build.  They 
include a line like

Packaged: 2019-03-12 15:58:50 UTC; murdoch

at the end, which was added by R CMD build.  If you don't have a line 
like that, you'll get the note you saw.

Duncan Murdoch

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