[R] Automating package updates after major version change

Sarah Goslee @@r@h@go@|ee @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sun Apr 26 19:11:45 CEST 2020

Not so coincidentally, I just worked thru this for myself.

I did want to rebuild and reinstall everything, but as automatically
as possible, although in a way that let me see what happened and what
went wrong.


There are several things to consider: CRAN packages (easy), GitHub
packages (less easy), and random other packages (require manual

I'm sure there are other possible workflows.


On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM 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

Sarah Goslee (she/her)

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