[R-pkg-devel] winUCRT failures
edd @end|ng |rom deb|@n@org
Sun Apr 25 17:35:47 CEST 2021
On 25 April 2021 at 11:14, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
| What I haven't tried to do is check any of them if *none* of the
| suggested packages is available. Packages should still build and check
| without ERRORs in this case, though I'd expect NOTEs and/or WARNINGs.
| This is an old issue: what packages should be present during CRAN
| checks? Currently CRAN tries to check with everything present; perhaps
| it should also try to check with the minimal set.
I last wrote about that four years ago under the title "Suggests != Depends"
Of course, nothing changed.
So when helping a R Core member last weekend by checking his package against
just over 1000 reverse dependencies, I again had to manually wade through
dozens of false errors of packages failing tests when packages they did NOT
declare a dependency on were used unconditionally. That is still a very clear
error to me, but I no longer expect these windmills will ever stop turning.
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