[R-pkg-devel] issues with SOfun - package upload

Brian G. Peterson brian at braverock.com
Wed Nov 8 17:59:43 CET 2017

I think you should be using:

Additional_repositories: https://github.com/mrdwab/SOfun

since that is the actual repository.



On Wed, 2017-11-08 at 17:01 +0100, LUCA BELMONTE wrote:
> Good evening,
> I am trying to upload my package, called PdPDB 2.0.
> When building and checking the package with R-studio with --as-cran
> option
> selected, everything looks ok but, once I tried to upload the package
> to
> CRAN I had the following reply:
> *"Strong dependencies not in mainstream repositories:*
> *  SOfun*
> ** checking package namespace information ... OK*
> ** checking package dependencies ... ERROR*
> *Package required but not available: 'SOfun'"*
> I understand the issue it with SOfun that is a package I downloaded
> and
> installed from this github url: https://github.com/mrdwab/SOfun
> I came back to CARN policies and I have read:
> *"Packages on which a CRAN package depends should be available from a
> mainstream repository: if any mentioned in ‘Suggests’ or ‘Enhances’
> fields
> are not from such a repository, where to obtain them at a repository
> should
> be specified in an ‘Additional_repositories’ field of the DESCRIPTION
> file
> (as a comma-separated list of repository URLs) or for other means of
> access, described in the ‘Description’ field."*
> So, I updated the DESCRIPTION file as follows:
> Additional_repositories: http://news.mrdwab.com/install_github.R
> Before to proceed to submission, I would like to know if this is the
> right
> way to proceed or I misinterpreted the submission procedure.
> Thank you for reading this email,
> Best,

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