A set of functions to manage 'CRAN'-like repositories efficiently.
A set of functions to manage CRAN-like repositories efficiently.
This package is an alternative to
The goal is to make updates to the repository easier and faster,
without the need of scanning all the package files.
cranlike keeps the package data in a SQLite database, in addition
PACKAGES* files. This database is the canonical source of the
package data. It can be updated quickly, to add and remove packages.
PACKAGES* files are generated from the database.
create_empty_PACKAGES creates an empty CRAN-like repository in the
specified directory. It creates the SQLite database (if it does not exist),
and also the
update_PACKAGES is similar, but it also scans the directory for package
files, and adds them to the database. Use this function on an existing
CRAN-like repository. It creates and updates the database, and then
add_PACKAGES adds one or more package files to the repository.
The files must already exist in the directory. The database is created
if needed, and then updated with the new packages. Then the
files will be re-generated.
remove_PACKAGES removes one or more package files from the repository.
It first removes them from the database, and then removes the files from
the directory. Finally, it re-generates the
package_versions lists all packages in the repository. It uses the
SQLite database instead of parsing the
PACKAGES* files, so it is much
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remove_PACKAGES()lock the DB, to avoid potential concurrency issues.
package_versions()can list extra columns from the database now
First public release.