[R-pkg-devel] attempt to re-insert old removed package

Georgi Boshnakov georg|@bo@hn@kov @end|ng |rom m@nche@ter@@c@uk
Fri Apr 5 15:34:34 CEST 2019

It depends on the specific case but attempting to check with the previous maintainer/author looks like a courteous first step
before taking over.

Georgi Boshnakov

-----Original Message-----
From: R-package-devel [mailto:r-package-devel-bounces using r-project.org] On Behalf Of Dirk Eddelbuettel
Sent: 05 April 2019 12:53
To: peter dalgaard
Cc: r-package-devel using r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R-pkg-devel] attempt to re-insert old removed package

On 5 April 2019 at 13:30, peter dalgaard wrote:
| For most packages[*], I assume that you can just take on the role as maintainer, bump the version number and resubmit. If you don't actually maintain it, then of course it might fall of CRAN again after a while.
| -pd
| [*] Actually, I expect that CRAN policy implies "all" here; I just can't be bothered to check...

One important aspect, though, is that 

| > However some small changes to the source were enough to get it installed
| > via R CMD INSTALL, so I thought I might how difficult it would be to get it

may not be enough.  Re-admitting a dead package is closer to admitting a new
package so it is expected to be free and clear of WARNING, NOTE and ERROR too.


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