Re: [Rd] a package depending on other packages does not pass checking on windows

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 07:02:19 +0000 (GMT)

>From the 'Writing R Extensions' manual:

   R CMD check and R CMD build run R with    --vanilla, so none of the user's startup files are read. If    you need R_LIBS set (to find packages in a non-standard library)    you will need to set it in the environment.

so 'the problem' is your not reading the documentation.

On Mon, 29 Oct 2007, Mstislav Elagin wrote:

> Dear developers,
> I am writing a package that depends on some other packages. The
> dependencies are stated in the `description' file under "Depends". They
> are installed in my private library, which is pointed to by setting
> R_LIBS in .Renviron, and are available if R is started normally.
> However, when I try to `R CMD check' my package, R complains about the
> dependencies being not available. I believe the reason is the option
> --vanilla set in $R_HOME/bin/check that prevents R from reading my
> .Renviron.
> This problem manifests itself with R 2.5.1 under Windows XP but not with
> the same version under Linux. (Yes, I know this is not the latest
> version, sorry about that :) )
> How do I convince `R CMD check' to find the packages installed in the
> private library?
> Thanks in advance for your help!
> Mstislav Elagin
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