[Bioc-devel] Package crashes with

Laurent Gatto laurent.gatto at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 15:30:50 CET 2012

Dear Benilton,

On 2 February 2012 19:01, Benilton Carvalho <beniltoncarvalho at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Laurent,
> The major issue, IMHO, is the fact that internally ggplot2 has
> distinct dependencies conditional on its version. ggplot2 0.8.9
> depends on reshape; ggplot2 0.9.0 depends on reshape2. And both
> reshape and reshape2 provide different implementations of the same
> method (see melt).

Definitely, that does have broader implications. Thank you for pointing it out.

> If ggplot2 0.9.0 was available for every platform, the changes in
> GRENITS (and whatever other package that uses ggplot2) would be
> straightforward (but still require some extra work, given how the
> format of some outputs from reshape2 changed compared to reshape)...
> And it does not seem to me that these are changes that we expect to do
> in the middle of a cycle on the stable branch.
> One particular issue is the fact the Hadley mentioned that ggplot2
> 0.9.0 would be resubmitted to CRAN only in March ( http://goo.gl/p5rbq
> )... which makes this slightly harder to handle.
> Maybe we'd need to have one exception and simply force to have ggplot2
> 0.8.9 on the stable branch? Or just solve the issue that impedes
> ggplot2 0.9.0 to be built on every platform and deal with the fact
> that there would be major (internal) changes on the BioC release
> branch...

I was surprised that 0.9.0 was installed on the stable branch, as it
is not yet available on CRAN. Not sure what the best approach is,
though, as maintainers have or are on their way to make the necessary
changes in devel and release.
More confusing, to me at least, is that devel and release packages are
build/checked with ggplot2 0.9.0 but biocLite installs 0.8.9.

Best wishes,


> b
> On 2 February 2012 18:25, Laurent Gatto <laurent.gatto at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Edward,
>> I believe the error is the result of ggplot2 v 0.8.9 depending on
>> reshape while ggplot2 v 0.9.0 now imports reshape2. You now need to
>> load reshape/reshape2 explicitly in your vignette prior to calling
>> melt. Note that this change will have to be committed to devel and
>> RELEASE, as ggplot2 has been updated on both branches.
>> Hope this helps,
>> Laurent
>> On 2 February 2012 14:56, Edward Morrissey
>> <edward.morrissey at cancer.org.uk> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am the maintainer of GRENITS package. It has recently started to give
>>> build errors due to a function it uses from
>>> the package ggplot2. I've updated ggplot2 to the latest cran version (0.8.9)
>>> and it's dependencies but cannot replicate the errors.
>>> However, I found a newer version of ggplot2 (0.9.0) on crantastic that
>>> relies on the new package reshape2 (previously it used reshape).
>>> Could the problem be that ggplot2 was updated to the latest version (0.9.0),
>>> but reshape2 was not installed? How can I check the versions
>>> of the packages used for the build process?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Edward
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