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Re: [Fedora-r-devel-list] R package dependencies, translated into RPM land.

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On Friday 04 September 2009 Allen S. Rout wrote:
> So: Here's my suggested procedure for building any single package,
> gangked from a message I sent to R-core:
> 
> 
> 1) Express binary package dependencies according to Depends and Imports.
>    I'll call this the 'narrow dependency graph'.
> 
> 2) As part of the binary package build process, run CHECK
>    with R_CHECK_FORCE_SUGGESTS = false.
> 
> I'll pull nomenclature out of my ear and call these "built" but not
> "checked".
> 
> 3) Build all binary packages which are downstream according to all of
>    Depends, Imports, Suggests, and Extends.  I'll call this the 'broad
>    dependency graph'.
> 
> 4) Install all the packages in the broad dependency graph.
> 
> 5) for each package in the broad graph, run CHECK with
>    R_CHECK_FORCE_SUGGESTS=true.
> 
> Then the affected packages are "checked".  Perhaps this can be noted
> with a signature.
> 
> 
> .... Whew!
> 
> 
> 
> - Allen S. Rout
> 
> 
> [1] http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-exts.html#The-DESCRIPTION-file
> 
> [2]
>  http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-exts.html#Customizing-checking-and
> -building

Nice work, BTW, in case I have not said this before. It would be interesting 
to have this analysis in a wiki so it is not lost. What do others think?

-- 
José Abílio

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