[Bioc-devel] Bioconductor Package Archives

Obenchain, Valerie Valerie.Obenchain at RoswellPark.org
Thu Nov 2 20:57:51 CET 2017

BioC developers,

Starting with BioC 3.6 we are providing an Archive directory for each release. The Archive contains all package versions that occur during the 6 month cycle. This will be done for the release branch only.

The structure is similar to the CRAN Archives except there will be a separate Archive for each version of Bioconductor. You can see the 3.6 Archive here:


If a package has multiple versions, there will be an 'Old Source Packages' link at the bottom of the landing page, e.g.,



To install a package from the Archive use biocLite():


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