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

Jeff Newmiller jdnewm|| @end|ng |rom dcn@d@v|@@c@@u@
Fri Apr 10 00:13:56 CEST 2020

AFAIK, no, though if the upstream package cannot (or won't) be implemented without that system requirement and it really is a requirement for this package then you might want to indicate "libzzz via Package X" just to be clear for users. If it isn't a requirement for most of your functionality then you may want to use Suggests to alleviate the problem.

On April 9, 2020 12:51:56 AM PDT, Dominik Leutnant <leutnant using fh-muenster.de> wrote:
>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)
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