Re: [Rd] CRAN package with dependencies on Bioconductor

From: Kornelius Rohmeyer <>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 10:20:35 +0200

2011/6/11 Prof Brian Ripley <>:
> On Sat, 11 Jun 2011, Kornelius Rohmeyer wrote:
>> 2011/6/11 Prof Brian Ripley <>:
>>> Note that until May 8 graph was a CRAN packge and the current version was
>>> 1.30.0. So of course CRAN binary packages built between April 26 and May
>>> 8
>>> were built against the current CRAN version of graph, for any version of
>>> R.
>> Thanks for the notice! But if I am not wrong, a version of my package
>> that was published on May 26 and build therefore after the time period
>> specified by you still suffers from these version incompatibilities.
>> (Nevertheless it is of course possible that the problem is only caused
>> by the migration to Bioconductor and in this case less problematic and
>> only unfortunate in this one case). Perhaps the version downgrade of
>> the graph package caused problems?
>> So you say that the versions of Bioconductor packages on CRAN for
>> binary builds are already normally the same as you would get by
>> installing them as binaries from Bioconductor?
> No, I did not say that.

That means that for a binary package that depends on Bioconductor packages you sometimes need a bit of luck to select the correct versions of binary Bioconductor packages? Or is there a way to tell which (and an easy way to install them)?

Thanks and best regards, Kornelius. mailing list Received on Sat 11 Jun 2011 - 08:24:29 GMT

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