Re: [Rd] Problems building package at CRAN

From: Dominick Samperi <djsamperi_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 16:39:22 -0500

Thanks Marc, sounds like a plausible theory. I'll check it out... Dominick

Marc Schwartz wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2009, at 11:25 AM, Dominick Samperi wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I submitted the package RcppTemplate to CRAN a couple of weeks ago but
>> the Mac OS X binary has not appeared, and the person in charge of
>> that process
>> (Simon) suspects that the problem may be due to a
>> "nested DESCRIPTION file" so that "Package:" becomes
>> RcppTemplateRcppTemplate, or something like this.
>>
>> Can somebody explain what a nested DESCRIPTION file is so I can
>> resolve this problem?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Dominick
>
>
> Based upon a quick review of your package's page on CRAN:
>
> http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/RcppTemplate/index.html
>
> it would appear that the OSX binary is present and the CRAN check page
> at:
>
> http://cran.r-project.org/web/checks/check_results_RcppTemplate.html
>
> only shows an ERROR for Solaris.
>
> However, upon downloading the source package, you appear to have a
> ".test" folder within the main package folder, which seems to have a
> redundant copy of the full package source within it. That folder of
> course includes a duplicate. albeit older, DESCRIPTION file. You
> should delete the .test folder to clean up the package source tree and
> re-submit.
>
> HTH,
>
> Marc Schwartz



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