Re: [Rd] SystemRequirements’ field

From: Paul Gilbert <>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:55:07 -0500

On 12-12-12 02:19 PM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On 12/12/2012 18:33, Paul Gilbert wrote:
>> Am I correct in thinking that the ‘SystemRequirements’ field in a
>> package DESCRIPTION file is purely descriptive, there are no standard
>> elements that can be extracted by parsing it and used automatically?
> No.

Where can I find more details? The section "The DESCRIPTION file" in "Writing R Extensions" says only:

    Other dependencies (external to the R system) should be listed in     the ‘SystemRequirements’ field, possibly amplified in a separate     README file.

Paul mailing list Received on Wed 12 Dec 2012 - 20:03:46 GMT

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