Bug#557199: [Debian-med-packaging] r-cran-epir_0.9-19-1_i386.changes REJECTED
Le Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 07:29:48PM +0000, Barry deFreese a écrit :
> I am rejecting r-cran-epir for the following reasons:
> * Upstream tarball does not include full copy of GPLv2 license and none of
> the headers explicitly indicate a license.
> * doc/epiR.pdf has not corresponding source files to recreate it at build
> * Also the data/*.Rdata files appear to be binary. I don't know enough about
> them to make an iformed decision on if those can be built from source or if
> they are in their native format.
Dear Barry, FTP team, and Debian Med team,
doc/epiR.pdf can be generated by the command ’R CMD Rd2pdf r-cran-epir-0.9-22’.
I also looked at the .Rdata files. These are data files in binary format for
testing or example purposes. Each of these datasets are described in the
accompaning documentation, that is reproduced in the PDF file. For instance,
the source of epi.epidural.RData stems from the two following academic
* Deeks JJ, Altman DG, Bradburn MJ (2001). Statistical methods for examining heterogeneity and
combining results from several studies in meta-analysis. In: Egger M, Davey Smith G, Altman
* D (eds). Systematic Review in Health Care Meta-Analysis in Context. British Medical Journal,
London, pp. 291 - 299.
The epi.*.RData files can be loaded, manipulated and saved using /usr/bin/R. I believe that this
makes them a preferred form of modification for R users.
For the missing COPYING file, while I am very confident that there is no doubt
this package is licensed under the GPL version 2, I note that most other R
packages do indeed have a COPYING or a LICENSE file, and that therefore it would be
worthwile asking a clarification to the authors.
Have a nice day,
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan