[R] Building package: What does this message about rcompgen imply?

From: Peter Dunn <dunn_at_usq.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 10:43:06 +1000

Hi all

I'm updating a package for submission to CRAN, and I am getting an error message I never have seen before, and can't find out what it implies or means (and hence, what I need to do to fix it).

After running R CMD check, I get this:

* checking foreign function calls ... OK

I am informed: There is no package called 'rcompgen'. True; I never knew there was one, so I certainly never asked for it to be loaded. (I can search all the files in the package directory and the string rcompgen never appears either, and nor does the string find.package.) So somewhere, this package must be deemed necessary to install. (I have checked all dependencies too: none of those packages need rcompgen either.)

I can get this package from CRAN and install it of course, but I don't think I need it. (Not that I fully understand what it is for or what it does...). I'm sure it implies there is a problem in my package, but i don't know what problem that is.

So can anyone help me: Why does R think I need package rcompgen? What error/mistake in my Rd files would invoke this? Where should I be looking, and what sort of problem might I be looking for?

Thanks as always.


Dr Peter Dunn  |  dunn <at> usq.edu.au
Faculty of Sciences, USQ; http://www.sci.usq.edu.au/staff/dunn
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