[Rd] Rename the package published on CRAN
comaths at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 28 18:09:57 CEST 2013
Thanks for your reply. Then I will keep the original name.
Uwe Ligges-3 wrote
> On 27.08.2013 18:38, comaths wrote:
>> Hello Folks,
>> I have an R package published on CRAN and I want to rename it for the
>> version, something like from "rName" to "rNAME". I have read the CRAN
>> policy, but did not find any topic regarding to this. So does anybody
>> whether there is any CRAN policy for this? Thanks!
> Actually you cannot: CRAN had to archive rName at first, but then no
> other package with the name but different capitalization can be added to
> CRAN, since that name is taken and packages work on file level where
> some operating systems cannot distinguish capitalization appropriately
> enough, hence the name rNAME is not available after archival of rName
> ... The is a simple technical restriction.
> Even with a really different name, renaming packages should be reduced
> to an absolute minimum and would probably only accepted for legal
> concerns related to inappropriate package names.
> Uwe Ligges
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