[R-pkg-devel] package installation fails due to missing package not listed in NAMESPACE

Thierry Onkelinx thierry.onkelinx at inbo.be
Tue May 16 13:21:05 CEST 2017

Dear Jonathon,

Is ggplot2 listed in the DESCRIPTION file? It needs to be at least in the

Best regards,


ir. Thierry Onkelinx
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2017-05-16 13:12 GMT+02:00 Jonathon Love <jon at thon.cc>:

> hi,
> i'm receiving failures on the winbuilder, with it complaining that ggplot2
> can not be found:
> https://win-builder.r-project.org/incoming_pretest/170516_12
> 5043_jmvcore_055/00install.out
> now there are some mentions of ggplot2 in our code (but none in our
> NAMESPACE, we always use the full namespace when calling functions:
> `ggplot2::ggplot()`), allowing people to pass in ggplot2 themes and for
> them to be handled correctly, but packages that build on jmvcore don't
> *need* to use ggplot2. so we've been able to avoid adding it as an import,
> which is great, because ggplot2 brings quite a few dependencies.
> our code works as intended, passes all tests with `R CMD check --as-cran
> jmvcore`, etc.
> however the win-builder is pinging us.
> is there a way around this?
> with thanks
> jonathon
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