The path to the executable provides the architecture, name of the BioGrids title, version used and name of the executable called.
Finding Available Versions
The biogrids-info tool can be used to list all available versions of a title whether they are installed on your platform or not.
$ biogrids-info -l samtools
Version information for: /programs/i386-mac/samtools
Default version: 1.13
In-use version: 1.13
Installed versions: 1.13
Other available versions: 1.12 1.10 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.4.1 1.3.1 1.3 0.1.19
Overrides use this shell variable: SAMTOOLS_M
Activating Older Versions
If you need to use a non-default version of a title you can specify this version with an override variable ( see Overriding Software Versions for details).
If the version of a title is not available on your platform you can install that version by specifying it either in the BioGrids GUI Installer or on the command line:
./biogrids-cli install firstname.lastname@example.org
BioGrids versions are retained for every title. We do not delete or remove versions of any title. If you are unable to find the version you need or have difficulty installing, please send a note to email@example.com.
Using older R packages
Since Janurary 2020, BioGrids maintains all versions of R packages that have been installed in thet latest BioGrids R.
When new packages are installed or updated the previous set of packages is marked obsolete and archived. This happens approximately once per month.
You can use these older versions of R packages by requesting the obsolete package archive. Send email to: