[Rd] How to list package dependency on a Bioconductor package?

Steven Lund lunds at iastate.edu
Tue Jan 3 00:16:29 CET 2012

I know others have asked similar questions to the R developers, but I
could not find the solution to this question.  Please forgive me if I
have missed a crucial point in a previous post.

I would like to submit a package to CRAN that depends on the
bioconductor package "edgeR".  Listing "edgeR" under the Depends or
Imports lines in the DESCRIPTION file for my package causes an error
when running the `R CMD check' command on my package's 'tar.gz' file:

* checking package dependencies ... ERROR
Package required but not available: âedgeRâ

Is there documentation or an example anywhere of how to handle
dependencies on Bioconductor packages when creating a package for

Thank you!


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