[Bioc-devel] Problem installing packages using biocLite

Muino, Jose jose.muino at wur.nl
Wed May 12 11:32:28 CEST 2010

Hi Joern,

Thanks for your answer.
Indeed, I was using an older version (2.8.1).

I am the author of the CSAR package, and the most common email that I
get is from users that can not install it using BiocLite (I guess
because they are also using an old R version). 

Perhaps, will it be possible to include the information that you need
the last R version to run the last BiocLite version on each package
website? Exactly, where it is said:

"To install this package, start R and enter:

Say something like:
"To install this package, start R and enter:
If you have any problem with the installation, check if you have the
last R version


Dr. Jose M Muino
Plant Research International B.V.
Droevendaalsesteeg 1
P.O. Box 16, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
Phone: +0317-481122.
E-mail: jose.muino at wur.nl

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joern Toedling [mailto:Joern.Toedling at curie.fr] 
> Sent: woensdag 12 mei 2010 10:35
> To: Muino, Jose; bioc-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [Bioc-devel] Problem installing packages using biocLite
> Hi Jose,
> perhaps you are not using the newest version of R (2.11)? 
> biocLite only gets the Bioconductor package versions that 
> match the version of R that you are calling biocLite from. So 
> if you use an older version of R, you will only get older 
> versions of Bioconductor, which may not include certain packages.
> This is also why we always ask for the output of 
> sessionInfo() to be appended to questions asked on this list, 
> so please do so next time.
> And btw, I think this was rather a question for the normal 
> Bioc list than for Bioc-devel.
> Regards,
> Joern
> On Wed, 12 May 2010 09:36:42 +0200, Muino, Jose wrote
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I was trying to install the package CSAR from biocLite using
> > 
> > source("http://bioconductor.org/biocLite.R")
> > biocLite("CSAR")
> > 
> > But it doesn't work, I have a message saying that "Warning message:
> > package 'CSAR' is not available "
> > 
> > I also was trying to install PICS with biocLite, and I have 
> the same 
> > problem.
> > 
> > Perhaps, is this a common problem for packages submitted to the new 
> > bioconductor version?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Jose
> > 

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