[Bioc-devel] New Mac builder and availability of Mac binary packages

Hervé Pagès hp@ge@ @end|ng |rom |redhutch@org
Thu Apr 9 23:13:06 CEST 2020

Hello Bioconductor developers,

As you've probably noticed already, we're building BioC 3.11 on Mac again:


The build target now is High Sierra (used to be El Capitan), like for 
the official Mac built of R 4.0.0 alpha (available here 
https://mac.r-project.org/) and for the Mac binary packages available on 
CRAN. This means that the binaries we produce are only compatible with 
High Sierra or higher, as long as you're using the official Mac built of 
R 4.0.0.

IMPORTANT: CRAN and Bioconductor binary packages for Mac are NOT meant 
to be used with an R 4.0.0 installed from source (they're likely to 
crash your session, typically at load time).

Using BiocManager::install() with the official Mac built of R 4.0.0 will 
pick up binary packages from CRAN and Bioconductor 3.11. It will fall 
back on source packages only when the binaries are not available.

Please let us know if you run into any problem with this.


Hervé Pagès

Program in Computational Biology
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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