[Bioc-devel] ncRNAtools not available for R 4.1.0

Selles Vidal, Lara |@r@@@e||e@12 @end|ng |rom |mper|@|@@c@uk
Fri Apr 30 21:55:36 CEST 2021

Dear all,

I have recently been notified of errors during the build of ncRNAtools in the devel branch. Since the errors are not showing up in release, I tried to set up a correct devel environment to check the problems.

I first downloaded R 4.1.0 from https://mac.r-project.org

I then set up BioC 3.13 with the following:

if (!requireNamespace("BiocManager", quietly=TRUE))
BiocManager::install(version = "devel")

I then checked if the environment was valid with


which returned TRUE.

However, when attempting to install ncRNAtools, I got the following:

> BiocManager::install("ncRNAtools")
'getOption("repos")' replaces Bioconductor standard repositories, see '?repositories' for details

replacement repositories:
    CRAN: https://cran.rstudio.com/

Bioconductor version 3.13 (BiocManager 1.30.12), R 4.1.0 alpha (2021-04-29 r80247)
Installing package(s) 'ncRNAtools'
Warning message:
package �ncRNAtools� is not available for this version of R

A version of this package for your version of R might be available elsewhere,
see the ideas at

Does anybody have any advice on how to proceed to manage to install ncRNAtools in a valid Bioc devel environment? I am leaving below the output of sessionInfo()

R version 4.1.0 alpha (2021-04-29 r80247)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin17.0 (64-bit)
Running under: macOS Big Sur 10.16

Matrix products: default
LAPACK: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/4.1/Resources/lib/libRlapack.dylib

locale:[1] en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] BiocManager_1.30.12 compiler_4.1.0      tools_4.1.0

Thanks a lot in advance!

Best wishes,


Lara Selles
lara.selles12 using imperial.ac.uk

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