[R-pkg-devel] rgdal not available for checking

Alexandre Courtiol alexandre.courtiol at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 16:37:13 CET 2018

Hi Pascal,
I would not worry about that.
This probably simply means that rgdal is not installed on the computer used
to check the package.
Since gdal is often somewhat difficult to install, I am not going to blame

On 13 March 2018 at 09:50, Pascal Title <pascaltitle at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm working on submitting an update to an existing R package to CRAN. I've
> tested it with R CMD check --as-cran and it passes with no errors, warnings
> or notes.
> But there is an error currently on the check results page for the current
> version, which you can see here:
> https://cran.r-project.org/web/checks/check_results_envirem.html
> The error is only for the r-release-osx-x86_64 platform, where the problem
> is "Package suggested but not available for checking: ‘rgdal’".
> I'm not sure what the problem is, as rgdal is a package on CRAN, and I
> can't seem to reproduce this problem on the different platforms that I have
> run R CMD check on, which as mac osx, ubuntu and win-builder. I imagine
> that the same problem will crop up with the updated version of the package.
> I've googled the error message, and it looks like there are many R packages
> with the same issue.
> Any suggestions for how to deal with this would be great. I could rewrite
> parts of my R package to avoid the use of rgdal in the examples, but that's
> working around the problem rather than addressing it.
> thanks!
> -Pascal
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