use retired package in a new package

Hi All,

I am working on a package that interacts with GNU Octave session from R, and I am planning to put it on CRAN later. For it to work as I want, I need subprocess, however, subprocess has been archived as of "2020-01-31" link. I found and fixed the bug that made subprocess fail the CRAN checks, at least I think I did :smiley:

Now the question is, can I include a package inside another package for example in inst/?

  • I tried to use processx instead but it does not work the same way, i.e. I cannot create an octave session that stores objects.
  • I have thought of drat and Additional_repositories in DESCRIPTION but this is mostly for data rather than the whole functionality of the package.


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