[R-pkg-devel] Add SystemRequirements of imported package in description file?

Thierry Onkelinx th|erry@onke||nx @end|ng |rom |nbo@be
Thu Apr 9 10:06:10 CEST 2020

Dear Dominik,

IMHO you only need to list "first order" dependencies: things that your
package directly uses. Listing higher order dependencies would be redundant
as they are listed in the packages that have them as first order dependency.

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Op do 9 apr. 2020 om 09:52 schreef Dominik Leutnant <leutnant using fh-muenster.de

> Hi all,
> should “SystemRequirements” of an imported package be listed in the
> description file of a package?
> General scenario:
> - Package X imports Package Y.
> - Package Y lists “libzzz” as SystemRequirements.
> Should Package X list the SystemRequirements “libzzz” as well? (question
> occurred @ https://github.com/dleutnant/influxdbr/issues/47)
> Thank you and happy easter!
> Dominik
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