[Bioc-devel] Bioconductor Package Version

Kern, Lori Lor|@Shepherd @end|ng |rom Ro@we||P@rk@org
Mon Apr 19 21:03:03 CEST 2021

At Bioconductor releases, the core team increases the version numbers of all packages.   It is important to remember to git pull upstream master​  after each Bioconductor release before making any further changes to package and to resolve all DESCRIPTION file merge conflicts appropriately using the Bioconductor version number or higher.

At release we bumped the release 3.12 version of the package to 1.22.0 and devel version of the package to 1.23.0 which is reflected in the landing page and the built version of the package.

Somewhere along the way you had a merge conflict and changed the version back down to 1.18.0 in devel.  This is not supposed to be possible but managed to slip through our checks.

Version numbers should NEVER go down!

Please try and change the version number to 1.23.1 and try to push to the master branch again. If you continue to have issues, please reach back out.


Lori Shepherd

Bioconductor Core Team

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Elm & Carlton Streets

Buffalo, New York 14263

From: Bioc-devel <bioc-devel-bounces using r-project.org> on behalf of AJ Kinstlick <akinstlick using uchicago.edu>
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Subject: [Bioc-devel] Bioconductor Package Version

I am trying to update the package seq2pathway.data, and I'm getting a
message that says "built version is LOWER than in internal repository".
Does anyone know how I can correct this error with my version numbers?

Trying to commit having directly bumped the version number fails.
It appears that the release version (
is 1.23.0. However, the version that I'm working on (and that bioconductor
accepts when committing changes) is 1.18.0 (from

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Arjun Kinstlick

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