Re: [Rd] packages in Depends field and NAMESPACES

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 17:08:31 +0100 (BST)

On Thu, 16 Oct 2008, Kenneth Knoblauch wrote:

> Must packages in the Depends field of the DESCRIPTION file have
> NAMESPACES? I haven't seen this explicitly indicated anywhere.

No such requirememt.

>
> I am writing a small package and find that when I add the abind
> package to the list of the Depends field, I get an error in
> R CMD check of the build.
>
> * checking package name space information ... OK
> * checking package dependencies ... ERROR
> Packages required but not available:
> abind

I expect it is in a non-default library tree. From 'Writing R Extensions'

     Note: R CMD check and R CMD build run R with --vanilla, so none of the
     user's startup files are read. If you need R_LIBS set (to find
     packages in a non-standard library) you will need to set it in the
     environment.



> See the information on DESCRIPTION files in the chapter 'Creating R
> packages' of the 'Writing R Extensions' manual.
>
> The abind package is installed, my package installs, builds and loads
> correctly and, in general, works, even the function that uses abind.
> I haven't been able to spot an error from reading the 'Writing R Extensions'
> manual, yet. About the only thing that I have noticed that is different
> in this package from the others in the Depends list is that it doesn't
> have a NAMESPACE.
>
> Here is my sessionInfo:
>
> R version 2.7.2 Patched (2008-09-02 r46491)
> i386-apple-darwin8.11.1
>
> locale:
> en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8
>
> attached base packages:
> [1] grid stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods
> [8] base
>
> other attached packages:
> [1] CorticalGraph_0.1-2 abind_1.1-0 geometry_0.1-4
> [4] rgl_0.81 scatterplot3d_0.3-27 gridBase_0.4-3
>
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
> [1] tools_2.7.2
>
> Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
>
> Ken
>
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