[Rd] Is there an automatic method for updating an existing CRAN package from R-forge?

Paul Gilbert pgilbert902 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 18:30:38 CEST 2012

Yes, the button is still there if you are logged in and unhide it. (You 
probably also need the appropriate developer permission.) Beware that 
R-forge needs to indicate the package build status is current, but also, 
if you have just made svn updates it may falsely indicate current. Check 
the revision number is accurate, or wait a couple of days, or submit "by 

If you do submit by ftp to incoming, beware that the CRAN policy now 
requires that your email state that you have read and agree with the 
CRAN policies. (Probably everyone else noticed that, but there is no 
need for others to generate extra work for CRAN maintainers, like I have 
just done.)


On 12-10-01 11:09 AM, Spencer Graves wrote:
> On 10/1/2012 4:47 AM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>> On 12-10-01 7:38 AM, S Ellison wrote:
>>> I have a package on CRAN and now have a modest update that's passing
>>> build checks on R-forge.
>>> Is there a mechanism on R-forge for updating an existing CRAN
>>> package, analogous to the 'submit to cran' link on the R-forge
>>> package page, or should I just follow the instructions at
>>> http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/policies.html for FTP upload?
>> If there were a "Submit to CRAN" button, that would be the method. But
>> I think that button has gone away, so the description on that page is
>> the way to go.
>        The "Submit to CRAN" button on that page is hidden by default but
> is exposed by clicking on the "Show/Hide extra info" button right below
> where it gives "Build Status" and "R install command". (I had trouble
> finding the "Submit to CRAN" button for a while after it became hidden.
> You need "Build status:  Current".  Also, at least the for last
> submissions I made, the CRAN maintainers did NOT accept updates if there
> were Warnings or Notes in the "Package Checks";  these warnings are also
> hidden until you click "Show/Hide extra info".)
>        Spencer
>> Duncan Murdoch
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