[R-pkg-devel] check cross-references error: Non-file package-anchored link(s)

Dr. Jens Oehlschlägel jen@@oeh|@ch|@ege| @end|ng |rom truec|u@ter@com
Thu Jul 2 16:41:47 CEST 2020

Thank you for the advice Duncan,

But let's not get carried away here: we are talking about a *warning* that only arises if two packages are checked together that are never meant to be installed together.
The new packages contain weeks of improvement-work, and I am not going to add back-and-forth-trick-work just to circumvent some warnings that arise only at the point of switching from old to new.

If there is a problem when checking the new packages together that's a different story and worth taking care about. I didn't find such problems.

Kind regards


> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 02. Juli 2020 um 15:23 Uhr
> Von: "Duncan Murdoch" <murdoch.duncan using gmail.com>
> An: "Dr. Jens Oehlschlägel" <jens.oehlschlaegel using truecluster.com>, r-package-devel using r-project.org
> Betreff: Re: Aw: Re: Re: [R-pkg-devel] check cross-references error: Non-file package-anchored link(s)
> On 02/07/2020 7:49 a.m., Dr. Jens Oehlschlägel wrote:
> > Duncan,
> > 
> >> One way is to make bit depend on a particular version of ff.  That may
> >> cause a deadlock if both are being updated at once, but I think CRAN
> >> should be able to deal with it if they are informed of the issue.
> > 
> > Exactly that I have done: I submitted all three packages bit/bit64/ff in version 4.0.2 and made them dependend on Version >= 4.0.0.
> > And yes, the maintainers have been informed about the issue.
> I'm not sure that's what I meant, but I can't be sure, since I haven't 
> seen your source.  What I meant is a package dependency, i.e. the 
> existing ff on CRAN is version 2.2-14.2 and it depends on bit without 
> saying what version of bit is needed.  The existing bit is 1.1-15.2 with 
> no dependency on ff.
> So you can force the new ff to use the new bit by giving the version 
> number, e.g.
> Depends:  bit (>= 2.0)
> but it's not so obvious how to make the new bit depend on the new ff.
> There's no way to say that the dependency is only to a help page, and 
> circular strong dependencies are messy, so I'd suggest you use one of 
> the other options I offered:  a dynamic link in the Rd file, or no link 
> at all.
> Duncan Murdoch

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