[R-pkg-team] Bug#916547: r-cran-knitr: autopkgtest regression: no package called 'rmarkdown'

Paul Gevers elbrus at debian.org
Sat Dec 15 18:34:54 GMT 2018

Source: r-cran-knitr
Version: 1.21+dfsg-1
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-ci at lists.debian.org
Control: affects -1 src:texlive-extra
User: debian-ci at lists.debian.org
Usertags: regression

Dear maintainers,

With a recent upload of r-cran-knitr the autopkgtest of r-cran-knitr
fails in testing when that autopkgtest is run with the binary packages
of r-cran-knitr from unstable. It passes when run with only packages
from testing. In tabular form:
                       pass            fail
r-cran-knitr           from testing    1.21+dfsg-1
all others             from testing    from testing

I copied some of the output at the bottom of this report.

Currently this regression is contributing to the delay of the migration
to testing [1] and on top of that, also the migration of texlive-extra.
Can you please investigate the situation and fix it? If needed, please
change the bug's severity.

More information about this bug and the reason for filing it can be found on


[1] https://qa.debian.org/excuses.php?package=r-cran-knitr


autopkgtest [09:23:20]: test run-unit-test: [-----------------------

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> library(testit)
> test_pkg("knitr")
Error from tryCatchList(expr, classes, parentenv, handlers)
Error in loadNamespace(name) : there is no package called 'rmarkdown'
Calls: test_pkg ... tryCatch -> tryCatchList -> tryCatchOne -> <Anonymous>
In addition: Warning message:
In kable_markdown(x, padding = padding, ...) :
  The table should have a header (column names)
Execution halted
autopkgtest [09:23:24]: test run-unit-test: -----------------------]

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