[Rd] question on why Rigroup package moved to Archive on CRAN

Henrik Bengtsson hb at biostat.ucsf.edu
Sat Mar 9 22:00:42 CET 2013

On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 12:25 PM, Kevin Hendricks
<kevin.hendricks at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Hi,
> Who should I ask about my package Rigroup_0.83 being moved to Archive status on CRAN and no longer available via install.package?  I have no problems with the move if this was simply because of low demand.  However, if there was a build issue with the newest releases that caused problems, I would be happy to address it.  I'll just ask my students to install it from my own locally hosted source archive.

Most likely yourself; from the 'CRAN Repository Policy'

"Packages will not normally be removed from CRAN: however, they may be
archived, including at the maintainer's request.

Packages for which R CMD check gives an ‘ERROR’ when a new R x.y.0
version is released will be archived (or in exceptional circumstances
updated by the CRAN team) unless the maintainer has set a firm
deadline for an upcoming update (and keeps to it).

Maintainers will be asked to update packages which show any warnings
or significant notes, especially at around the time of a new x.y.0
release. Packages which are not updated are liable to be archived."


> Thanks,
> Kevin
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