[Rd] update.packages fails again (PR#972)

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri, 8 Jun 2001 22:25:17 +0200 (MET DST)

It's happened again:

exactRankTests_0.4-2.tar.gz has

Depends: R > 1.3.0

which is not only impossible, but breaks update.packages.

How can we test for this?

Unfortunately once such a package is installed, it has to be manually
uninstalled before update.packages will work again.

*PLEASE* can people read the manual to get the syntax right: it is

Depends: R (>= 1.3.0)

but such packages should not be in the main part of CRAN yet.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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