[aur-general] Packaging all CRAN packages for R

Alex Branham alex.branham at gmail.com
Sun May 27 13:53:37 UTC 2018

On Sat 26 May 2018 at 21:12, Eli Schwartz via aur-general <aur-general at archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 05/26/2018 08:37 PM, Ista Zahn via aur-general wrote:
>> Hi Alex,
>> Thanks for doing this. However, it seems your script does not
>> correctly specify system dependencies, which IMO is the main benefit
>> of using pacman instead of install.packages. For example, the sf
>> package should depend on gdal, goes, and proj. Do you plan to fix all
>> these dependencies?
>> Best,
>> Ista
> This is why anatolik's quarry repo whitelists the packages it will
> build, and includes a configuration system for teaching ruby gems how to
> depend on system dependencies, inject necessary patches, and do other
> overrides for gems which don't work using just the barebones generated
> Which is sort of the point here -- it's ridiculous to autogenerate 13K
> PKGBUILDs, then upload them to the AUR without testing them.

Thanks for the feedback. I was under the (apparently mistaken)
impression that CRAN didn't allow packages that required system
dependencies other than R and a few compilers. I'll look into if there's
a way to get that info.


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