Re: [Rd] 7 arguments passed to .Internal(identical) which requires 6

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 11:55:52 +0100

On 07/06/2012 11:40, Matthew Dowle wrote:
> Prof Ripley wrote :
>> That Depends line is about source installs.
> I can't see that documented in either Writing R Extensions or
> ?install.packages. Is it somewhere else? I thought Depends applied to
> binaries from CRAN too, which is the default method on Windows and Mac.

That field is documented under the description of a *source* package (see the first line of section 1.1, and it is in that section) and is simply copied from the source package for binary installs. It is the extra line added to the DESCRIPTION file, e.g.

Built: R 2.15.0; x86_64-pc-mingw32; 2012-04-02 09:27:07 UTC; windows

that tells you the version a binary package was built under (approximately for R-patched and R-devel), and library() checks.

Brian D. Ripley,        
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