[R] Automating package updates after major version change

Bert Gunter bgunter@4567 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sun Apr 26 18:55:33 CEST 2020

?install.packages  (argument dependencies)
which is explicitly  pointed to by ?update.packages


Take care when using dependencies (passed to install.packages) with
update.packages, for it is unclear where new dependencies should be
installed. The current implementation will only allow it if all the
packages to be updated are in a single library, when that library will
be used. "

Bert Gunter

"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along
and sticking things into it."
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On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 9:00 AM Rich Shepard <rshepard using appl-ecosys.com> wrote:
> After upgrading from -3.6.2 to -4.0.0 I ran 'update.packages()' and spent
> time rebuilding dependencies, too. Is there a script or method that
> automates package updates after a major version change in R?
> My web searches on this topic found tips for only regular package updates
> without rebuilding multiple dependencies.
> TIA,
> Rich
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