[Bioc-devel] Remove Windows support for a package

Kern, Lori Lor|@Shepherd @end|ng |rom Ro@we||P@rk@org
Fri Oct 9 14:31:45 CEST 2020

I would consider if your package really needs to depend on the dependent package or if there are alternative solutions.  Not supporting on windows will make your package not useful for a large portion of the Bioconductor community.

That said...

You can add a hidden file to the top level of the package  `.BBSoptions`  (Please be case sensitive)  and add the single line  `UnsupportedPlatforms: win`


Lori Shepherd

Bioconductor Core Team

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Elm & Carlton Streets

Buffalo, New York 14263

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Subject: [Bioc-devel] Remove Windows support for a package


A package I maintain cannot be built on Windows server because a
dependency 'bigmemoryExtras' is no longer supported on Windows (please
see the error message below).

ERROR: dependency 'bigmemoryExtras' is not available for package
removing 'C:/Users/biocbuild/bbs-3.12-bioc/meat/methyAnalysis.buildbin-libdir/methyAnalysis'

Could you let me know how I can safely remove the windows support from
the devel version?


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