Re: [Rd] CRAN links are available again

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2012 14:57:51 +0000

The CRAN master has now had web/packages recreated[*], and this should now propagate to the mirrors.

Recreating the summary area for dcens failed, but that package remains available via install.packages() (as packages have always been).

[*] Thanks to Stefan Theussl.

On 31/12/2011 14:49, Martin Maechler wrote:
>>>>>> Martin Maechler<maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
>>>>>> on Sat, 31 Dec 2011 12:15:10 +0100 writes:
>
>>>>>> Prof Brian Ripley<ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
>>>>>> on Sat, 31 Dec 2011 06:36:04 +0000 writes:
>
> >> This is not the CRAN webmaster's address[*], and the
> >> problem has been reported several times already to the
> >> proper places. No one reading this list apart from the
> >> handful with CRAN administrator rights can do anything
> >> about this.
>
> >> The package repository is still there, and the check
> >> information is still up (via
> >> http://cran.r-project.org/web/checks/check_summary.html).
> >> The only thing that appears to be missing is the
> >> web-formatted summary information. That is secondary
> >> information, and it looks like the web/packages area
> >> needs to be regenerated.
>
> >> My memory is that some of the mirrors do not auto-delete,
> >> and so will remain populated. I believe
> >> http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/web/packages/ to be one of those
> >> and it looks intact.
>
> > Well, yes.. Actually, my mirroring script does
> > auto-deletion but "slowly": never more than a few hundred
> > files at a time (apart from the 'Recommended/'
> > subdirectories: There, it is important to delete, i.e.,
> > important to not have more than one version of a
> > recommended package .. for our tools/rsync-recommended
> > script )
>
> In the mean time, I have
> - changed my mirror script to *NOT* delete anything for now
> - rsync'ed (-u: do not overwrite newer)
> a backup of web/packages/ from 2011-12-29 12:20:29
>
> This has recovered 76 Mega bytes already..
> Now indeed, the CH mirror should contain a full web/packages/
> again,
> i.e. --> http://cran.CH.r-project.org/web/packages/
> which is http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/web/packages/
>
> should again be "fully loaded".
>
> Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
>
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