A new version of RcppAPT — our interface from R to the C++ library behind the awesome
apt-cache, … commands and their cache — is now on CRAN.
It adds three new commands to the package. Two are relatively simple:
dumpPackage() displays information about a given package, similar to what
apt-cache showsrc and
apt-cache showpkg, respectively, would reveal. Lastly, the
buildDepends() function retrieves all build-dependencies for a packages. This should come in handy for automated tested for which I have some plans.