[R] Meaning of .noemail extension for CRAN uploads?
nalimilan at club.fr
Mon Feb 4 19:05:54 CET 2013
Le lundi 04 février 2013 à 18:58 +0100, Uwe Ligges a écrit :
> On 04.02.2013 14:17, Milan Bouchet-Valat wrote:
> > Hi all!
> > I've uploaded two packages to CRAN via FTP  about a week ago, and
> > while one was promptly processed by Brian Ripley (thanks for that!), the
> > second got the .noemail extension added, and nothing else happened. So I
> > wonder whether CRAN maintainers are waiting for some action on my side
> > or whether I should just wait without worrying. (Of course, I did send a
> > manual e-mail stating I accept CRAN policies -- I even sent it twice.)
> > I'm aware that CRAN policies  state:
> >> Part of the processing is that uploads may be renamed by adding one of
> >> the extensions .save, .pending or .noemail: the presence of such a
> >> file is a sign that a submission is still pending (and such a file
> >> name should never be uploaded).
> > But this does not give me the meaning of this intriguing .noemail
> > extension. :-)
> > I guess this message can also be useful for people looking for this in
> > the future, since currently Web searches do not return anything
> > interesting for "CRAN .noemail".
> Please ask CRAN at ...., readers of this mailing list cannot know.
That's what I did (twice!), so I figured here I would get an answer, and
I would be able to check that my message correctly arrived to its
> The .noemail extension typically indicates that the CRAN admins do not
> have received any submission message and hence do not know if the
> submission comes from the maintainer or someone else.
OK, so I was right to be concerned about it. ;-)
This e-mail will at least serve as a reference for future Googlers, but
it might be useful to mention the meaning of .noemail you just gave me
in the CRAN policies page. Currently, the explanation (see above) sounds
rather like: "don't worry, this means the upload is in progress", which
is not the case with .noemail.
I'm transferring you privately the mail I sent to CRAN@, since it seems
I'm not able to send it directly (blocked SMTP server?).
Thanks for your reply!
> Uwe Ligges
> > Thanks!
> > 1: ftp://cran.r-project.org/incoming
> > 2: http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/policies.html
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