Re: [Rd] Is there an automatic method for updating an existing CRAN package from R-forge?

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 06:55:10 -0500

On 1 October 2012 at 12:38, S Ellison wrote:
| I have a package on CRAN and now have a modest update that's passing build checks on R-forge.
| Is there a mechanism on R-forge for updating an existing CRAN package, analogous to the 'submit to cran' link on the R-forge package page, or should I just follow the instructions at for FTP upload?

I prefer to do this 'by hand' but my understanding is that 'submit to cran' is equivalent to 'push this current version to CRAN' --- and not to 'make one initial upload' as you seem to read it. So I say go for it.

Quite a few people seem to push from R-Forge if I read another field in the DESCRIPTION file (once on CRAN) correctly.


Dirk Eddelbuettel | |

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