A new version of the RcppAPT package interfacing from R to the C++ library behind the awesome
apt-cache, … commands and their cache powering Debian, Ubuntu and the like arrived on CRAN yesterday. This comes a good year after the previous maintenance update for release 0.0.6.
RcppAPT allows you to query the (Debian or Ubuntu) package dependency graph at will, with build-dependencies (if you have
deb-src entries), reverse dependencies, and all other goodies. See the vignette and examples for illustrations.
The maintenance release responds to call for updates from CRAN desiring that make all implicit dependencies on packages markdown and rmarkdown explicit via a
Suggests: entry. Two of the many packages I maintain were part of the (large !!) list in the CRAN email, and this is one of them. While making the update, we refreshed two other packaging details.
Changes in version 0.0.7 (2021-04-16)
Add rmarkdown to Suggests: as an implicit conditional dependency
Switch vignette to minidown and its water framework, add minidown to Suggests as well
Update two URLs in the README.md file
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