[Bioc-devel] widgettools download problem w/ getBioC

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Thu May 19 02:15:47 CEST 2005

Cyrus Harmon <ch-bioc at bobobeach.com> writes:

> On May 18, 2005, at 4:39 PM, Cyrus Harmon wrote:
>> 1. What R versions are supported? I'm happy to do this on both
>> R-2.1.0 and R-SVN-current-as-of-today, but if either is known to
>> not be supported, it will save me time tracking this down. I'm not
>> too interested in pre-2.1.0 releases, although I imagine others
>> might be.
> I'm getting 404 errors looking for the 2.2 binary release directory  
> when I run getBioC. Perhaps getBioC should check the version and warn  
> if we're using 2.2?

Well, it does detect 2.2 it is just that the 2.2 appropriate Bioc
package repositories don't yet exist.  But perhaps you are right that
until we do have those in place some other message would be friendlier

>> 2. What to do about previous bioconductor installations? Do we
>> support getBioC for 1.6 on top of existing packages? Is there an
>> expectation that users blow away there old versions? Either
>> approach seems like it might be reasonable, but I'll skip testing
>> the install-over-previous-bioconductor thing if that's unsupported/
>> known-not-to-work.
> Is there an easy (or otherwise recommended) way to uninstall a BioC  
> installation?

That depends on how you installed it initially.  I like to install
into a separate package library directory.  Then I can nuke that to


+ seth

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