R libraries currently provide metadata indicating runtime requirements on other libraries in a
DESCRIPTION file. Using RPM’s file attributes and dependency generator support, these requirements can be added to packages automatically. These will use namespaced
R(packageName) = packageVersion, where
packageName is the importable name of the package, and
packageVersion is the upstream version (note: upstream versions are often sanitized for Fedora since RPM cannot use dashes in versions.)
R library metadata includes
Imports which will be mapped to
Requires. Metadata that specifies
Enhances will be mapped directly to Enhances.
Metadata that specifies
Suggests will not be mapped to anything by default. Oftentimes, suggested libraries are used to indicate dependencies that are needed at build time only. Packagers who wish to include any actual runtime
Suggests may opt in to adding them using a (TBD) flag or just continue to add
This change provides a standard Provided name for R packages. This change helps users of R packages by providing the original version value (as opposed to the sanitized one for RPM.) This change reduces the amount of work packagers need to do keeping (R package) dependencies correct.