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

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at prodsyse.com
Mon Oct 1 19:27:00 CEST 2012

On 10/1/2012 9:30 AM, Paul Gilbert wrote:
> 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 hand".
> 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.)

       ... and like I did also.

       I still think it would be good to look for grant money or to 
encourage donations by at least offering to provide an invoice to those 
(like Jim Ramsay) who have grant money and can pay an invoice but can't 
make contributions!  If done in the right way, more money could make 
life easier for the current CRAN maintainers, thereby giving them more 
time to develop new statistical algorithms, because they would no longer 
need as much time to maintain a database that is growing not quite 


> Paul
> 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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