[R] Meaning of .noemail extension for CRAN uploads?

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Mon Feb 4 18:58:43 CET 2013

On 04.02.2013 14:17, Milan Bouchet-Valat wrote:
> Hi all!
> I've uploaded two packages to CRAN via FTP [1] 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 [2] 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.

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.

Uwe Ligges

> Thanks!
> 1: ftp://cran.r-project.org/incoming
> 2: http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/policies.html
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