I recently deployed one of my R-projects in a new Linux environment and had to go through the process of setting up the system so that all my code would run smoothly. I use renv to manage by R packages and I am really happy with this workflow. I did however encounter problems with system dependencies, requiring me to manually install stuff through the terminal.
I wanted to automate this process and therefore started researching how I could do this. From what I found there doesn't seem to be a "streamlined" way of doing this. I did however notice that on the intro page for renv it says at the bottom that future work for the renv package is using the sysreqsdb to validate and install system dependenciess. Having this functionality in renv would be really great for my workflow and I'm wondering if someone on this forum knows whenabouts this functionality would be implemented?
I understand that Rstudio has another paid service---the "Rstudio Package Manager"---which has this capability, and that development of the "renv" package might not be top priority.