Re: [Rd] Problems building package at CRAN

From: Marc Schwartz <>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 15:03:25 -0600

On Nov 12, 2009, at 11:25 AM, Dominick Samperi wrote:

> Hello,
> I submitted the package RcppTemplate to CRAN a couple of weeks ago but
> the Mac OS X binary has not appeared, and the person in charge of
> that process
> (Simon) suspects that the problem may be due to a
> "nested DESCRIPTION file" so that "Package:" becomes
> RcppTemplateRcppTemplate, or something like this.
> Can somebody explain what a nested DESCRIPTION file is so I can
> resolve this problem?
> Thanks,
> Dominick

Based upon a quick review of your package's page on CRAN:

it would appear that the OSX binary is present and the CRAN check page at:

only shows an ERROR for Solaris.

However, upon downloading the source package, you appear to have a ".test" folder within the main package folder, which seems to have a redundant copy of the full package source within it. That folder of course includes a duplicate. albeit older, DESCRIPTION file. You should delete the .test folder to clean up the package source tree and re-submit.

HTH, Marc Schwartz mailing list Received on Thu 12 Nov 2009 - 21:07:01 GMT

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