[R-pkg-devel] Note about "No repository set, so cyclic dependency check skipped"

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Mon Jul 20 12:25:26 CEST 2015

On 20 July 2015 at 08:53, Martyn Plummer wrote:
| On Mon, 2015-07-20 at 07:36 +0200, Antonio José Saez Castillo wrote:
| > When checking a package I am getting
| > 
| > * checking package dependencies ... NOTE
| >    No repository set, so cyclic dependency check skipped
| > 
| > This is an old source of discussion and I've found a lot of suggestions,
| > but none of them work for me (.Rprofile and/or Rprofile.site edition and
| > so). What is more worrying is that I'm also getting this note when I check
| > in R-devel on win-builder site (win-builder.r-project.org). There is
| > another similar topic in relation to that (
| > http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/No-repository-set-so-cyclic-dependency-check-skipped-td4684184.html),
| > but I don't know if it is the same problem.
| > 
| > How can I avoid this note?
| This is covered in the Writing R Extensions manual (page 32), but if you
| tried creating a .Rprofile file and it didn't work then the problem
| might be that it is in the wrong place. On my Windows 7 desktop, R opens
| in my "Documents" folder rather than my home directory, so my .Rprofile
| folder has to go into "Documents".

If I recall correctly, setting the environment variable HOME (which is not
standard under Window) allows you to control that.  Files such as ~/.Rprofile
will then be searched in the directory pointed to by the value assigned to


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