[R-pkg-devel] Question about preventing CRAN package archival

Ben Staton @t@tonbe @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Jun 2 18:13:32 CEST 2021


I received an email notice from CRAN indicating that my R package
('postpack') will be archived soon if I do not take any action and I want
to avoid that outcome. The issue is not caused by my package, but instead a
package that my package depends on:

"... package 'matrixcalc' is now scheduled for archival on 2021-06-09,
and archiving this will necessitate also archiving its strong reverse

Evidently, xyz has been returning errors on new R builds prompting CRAN to
list it as a package to be archived. My package, 'postpack' has
'matrixcalc' listed in the Imports field, which I assume is why I received
this email.

I want to keep 'postpack' active and don't want it to be archived. I still
need package 'matrixcalc' for my package, but not for most functions. Could
I simply move package 'matrixcalc' to the Suggests list and submit the new
version to CRAN to remove the "Strong Reverse Dependency" issue that
triggered this email to avoid CRAN from archiving my package?

Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide!

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