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

Kasper Daniel Hansen khansen at stat.Berkeley.EDU
Tue Oct 30 00:17:55 CET 2007

I have been bitten by this myself. For that reason I have stopped  
using .Renviron.

I believe the behavior is the same under Linux and Windows, so I  
think you might have a different setup on the two machines.

You can fix it by explicitly setting
as an environment variable or by putting the following in your .Rprofile
But of these are accessed by R CMD ...


On Oct 29, 2007, at 3:45 PM, 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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