[Rd] Outdated dependencies and install.packages()

From: Peter Dalgaard <P.Dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 12:30:19 +0200


This looks like a buglet:

> install.packages("lme4", depend=TRUE, lib="~/Rlibrary/")
--- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session --- [...snip...]
** preparing package for lazy loading
Error: package 'Matrix' 0.999375-4 was found, but >= 0.999375.11 is required by 'lme4'
Execution halted
ERROR: lazy loading failed for package 'lme4' ** Removing '/home/bs/pd/Rlibrary/lme4'
** Restoring previous '/home/bs/pd/Rlibrary/lme4'

and the DESCRIPTION file for lme 4 does have

Depends: methods, R(≥ 2.7.0), Matrix(≥ 0.999375-11), lattice <http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/lattice/index.html>

Looks like we're either not checking the version requirement of dependencies, or something is making 4 > 11... (from my reading of the code, it is the former, but I could have missed something).

We should at least document the behaviour.

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