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

Turaga, Nitesh N|te@h@Tur@g@ @end|ng |rom Ro@we||P@rk@org
Thu Dec 19 17:18:33 CET 2019

Hi Saskia,

Mike is correct, you cannot force push to the Bioconductor git repo. 

If you point me to the GitHub location, and you are confident that you want your repo overwritten, let me know I'll force push it for you.



> On Dec 19, 2019, at 8:49 AM, Mike Smith <grimbough using gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Saskia,
> There's some documentation on this at
> https://bioconductor.org/developers/how-to/git/remove-large-data/
> 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.
> Mike
> 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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