[Rd] Maintainer NOTE in R CMD Check

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Sun Mar 9 12:23:45 CET 2014

On 09.03.2014 06:29, Michael Sumner wrote:
> I believe it's just a flag to notify that the author string has changed.
> You might need to send a confirmation email that yes you did mean to
> change, it is just a double check for both ends. I changed my email for a
> package once for some reason and made the confirmation.
> Cheers, Mike
> On 9 Mar 2014 12:06, "S Ellison" <S.Ellison at lgcgroup.com> wrote:
>> Using R 3.0.3 and Rtools 31, I now see a Note (reproduced on my R-forge
>> checks) of the form
>> * checking CRAN incoming feasibility ... NOTE
>> Maintainer: 'firstname A B lastname '

This is just a Note that reminds CRAN maintainers to check that the 
submission comes actually from his maintainer and not anybody else.

Uwe Ligges

>> where A and B are middle initials.
>> I can change to a 'firstname lastname' form or 'INITS lastname' form and
>> that removes the above Note*, but I then get a Note warning of maintainer
>> change.
>> Is either Note going to get in the way of CRAN submission? (And if one of
>> them will, which one?)
>> S Ellison
>> *A minor aside: I couldn't find any documented reason for that, or indeed
>> any restriction on the format of a maintaner's name other than 'name first
>> email second in <>'; perhaps I missed something there?
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