[R] Regarding posting a package to R-forge (with one of the dependent packages not in CRAN)

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Tue Dec 2 10:42:13 CET 2008

Marcelo Perlin wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> Recently I wrote a package for dealing with Markov Switching Regressions in
> R and it is included in the Rmetrics project.
> https://r-forge.r-project.org/projects/rmetrics/
> Everything works fine when I use it in computer.
> But, the package depends on the use of optimization functions from the
> package Rdonlp2, which is not available on CRAN.
> So, if I have Rdonlp2 in my laptop (or any computer) I can load the package
> and it works fine.
> But, the problem Im having is that when I submit the package to R-Forge, the
> R-Forge system try to build it (Rcm -build ... ) and outputs a error message
> saying that Rdonlp2 is not found. This means that its not possible to get,
> from the internet, the package I wrote with install.package(...).
> Did anyone had a simillar problem ? Any suggestions for a workaround or
> solution ?

Well, if others should be able to use your package, they will probably 
also need "Rdonlp2". How are those others supposed to get it? I fear you 
will need to make it available as well - and if you are not the authors, 
convince its author to make it available.

Uwe Ligges

> Thanks for your help!
> Regards,
> Marcelo.
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