[Bioc-devel] Biobase 1.15.33 depends on ALL problem

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Thu Sep 6 19:23:41 CEST 2007

Martin Morgan <mtmorgan at fhcrc.org> writes:

> Thanks Keith for the report.
> You've entered a bit of a twilight zone, and the sailing will be a bit
> rough.
> The underlying problem involves changes in R, not Biobase. I don't
> know the details, but a series of changes between R r42739 and 42758
> use a different way of representing package versions. It looks like
> your R lies in the middle of this. I am speculating that the unusual
> errors about package version mismatches relate to this; these problems
> do not occur on more recent R on linux; there might be
> windows-specific issues, which I will investigate later today.
> Usually, the solution would be 'update R'. You'll want to be careful,
> though, to update R to R-alpha, rather than R-devel, as R-devel has
> branched in preparation for the release in October. The problem is
> that R-alpha is available as *source*; if you are used to downloading
> the binary version of R-devel, then you'll end up with R-2.7.0dev
> (which we do not intend to be able to support with biocLite for at
> least a couple of weeks).

A Windows binary for R-alpha will be available Real Soon Now.  I
expect it will be on our CRAN mirror http://cran.fhcrc.org sometime on
Saturday if not before.

+ seth

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