[Bioc-devel] Warning message concerning encoding on pitt server

Andreas Mitterecker mitterecker at bioinf.jku.at
Mon Oct 17 17:33:50 CEST 2011

Dear mailing list,

The CHECK report of the cn.farms package on the pitt server (Mac OS X 
Leopard (10.5.8) / i386) throws the warning:
'DESCRIPTION' file has 'Encoding' field and re-encoding is not possible

This problem occurs on the release branch (BioC 2.8) as well as on 
development branch (BioC 2.9).
I first observed this warning without having changed anything in the 
package and there is definitely no 'Encoding' field in the DESCRIPTION file.
I have also tried to change the encoding of the DESCRIPTION file, but 
this didn't help either. Furthermore I had the package tested on another 
Mac machine and the warning didn't show up. Therefore I suppose the this 
warning is quite specific for the pitt server.

Furthermore the exact same warning message shows up on following 
Bioconductor packages:
- charm
- crlmm
- frma
- IsoGeneGUI
- oligo

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide,


Andreas Mitterecker
Johannes Kepler University
Institute of Bioinformatics
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz, Austria
mitterecker at bioinf.jku.at

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