[R-pkg-devel] Resubmitting archived package with new maintainer

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd @end|ng |rom deb|@n@org
Tue May 4 23:41:29 CEST 2021

On 4 May 2021 at 13:03, Michael Hellstern wrote:
| I'm trying to resubmit a package to CRAN that was archived about 1 month
| ago. The archived package has a different maintainer. We discussed and they
| are OK with me taking over as the new maintainer. Do we need to email CRAN
| confirming the change in maintainers even though the package was archived?

I think so. See the short discussion in the CRAN Repository Policy document.
Ideally the previous maintainer would signal approval of the change to CRAN
as well.

| The new submission was rejected from CRAN with the note:
| Check: CRAN incoming feasibility, Result: NA
|   Maintainer: 'Michael Hellstern <mikeh1 using uw.edu>'
|   New submission
|   Package was archived on CRAN
|   CRAN repository db overrides:
|     X-CRAN-Comment: Archived on 2021-04-08 as check problems were not
|       corrected in time.
|   The Date field is over a month old.

You should update the date field too.


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