[Bioc-devel] Universal mac OS X packages for BioC 1.8 ready for testing

Herve Pages hpages at fhcrc.org
Fri May 19 19:23:09 CEST 2006

Hi all,

Thanks to Simon Urbanek, the universal Mac OS X packages for BioC 1.8
are finally ready for testing. As always, the easiest way to install
is to use the biocLite() function:

  > source("http://bioconductor.org/biocLite.R")
  > biocLite("name_of_the_package")

You _must_ use the universal R 2.3.0 built from CRAN for this to work.
Also don't forget to pass 'type="mac.binary"' to the biocLite() function
in case you have the default type set to "source" (you can check this
with 'getOption("pkgType")').
You can also install a default set of Bioconductor 1.8 packages by
simply doing:

  > biocLite()

If you are looking for a particular package but you are not sure about
its name or even its existence, you can browse the Bioconductor 1.8
package repositories by going to:


When available, a link to the Mac OS X universal package (.tgz file) will
show up on the package homepages. You can use this link for individual
package download.

Please try and give us some feedback (these universal binaries are still
experimental). If things are not too bad, we plan to announce on the BioC
list next tuesday.



Hervé Pagès
E-mail: hpages at fhcrc.org
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