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

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Tue Jan 3 13:42:39 CET 2012

On 03.01.2012 00:16, Steven Lund wrote:
> 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

Same as for CRAN packages. The CRAN check farm will automatically 
install the dependency from BioConductor if available for the 
corresponding platform / R version.

Uwe Ligges

> Thank you!
> -Steve
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