[Bioc-devel] Question regarding pruning release of large files

Mike Smith gr|mbough @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Dec 19 14:49:01 CET 2019

Hi Saskia,

There's some documentation on this at

I guess the most pertinent part is "The Bioconductor git server does not
allow -f or to force push to the git.bioconductor.org location. Please
email bioc-devel using r-project.org explaining the package has been cleaned for
large data files and needs to be reset.".  Seems like you've done the
emailing part, so I'm sure someone will be in touch soon.


On Thu, 19 Dec 2019 at 05:20, Saskia Freytag <
saskia.freytag using perkins.uwa.edu.au> wrote:

> Hi,
> I stupidly added and tracked some large files in my package repo at the
> start. I have since deleted these files and would like to permanently
> remove them form my GitHub history. I have been able to this locally.
> However when I try to do ‘git push upstream RELEASE_3_10’, it asks me to
> fetch first. This results in the history being restored. I have tried to do
> ‘git push —force’, but this results in an error. Is there any way to delete
> the history of these files from the upstream?
> Cheers,
> Saskia
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