Re: [Rd] CRAN: No MacOS X binary builds since January 7

From: Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek_at_r-project.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 09:54:04 -0500

On Jan 18, 2010, at 7:53 , Henrik Bengtsson wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 1:36 AM, Prof Brian Ripley
> <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Not an issue for *this* list!
>
> I used this list to share this with package developers - not
> particularly MacOS X users. As a package provider I'd like to know
> when packages are not available on all platforms. It seems like a
> errors, because the records show that packages are typically built
> every day.
>
>>
>> Please report to the maintainer and perhaps cc R-sig-mac.
>
> Maintainer has been notified repeatably without response (==don't know
> if my messages even gets through).
>

I wonder where you were sending your notifications -- quite apparently not to the right place as I didn't get any ...

Anyway, now that it reached me (through suboptimal channels as Brian pointed out) it should be fixed for the next run.

>> Note that you are
>> looking at the (old) Tiger binaries and not the more current
>> Leopard ones,
>> which were last updated yesterday,
>
> Thanks for this note. As a non-OSX user, I wasn't aware of this. It
> made me find:
>
> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/leopard/contrib/r-release/
>
> This is not the directory that are used for the MacOS X links when
> going to package pages under http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/,
> e.g.
>
> http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/aroma.core/
>
> The MacOS X links is:
>
> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/universal/contrib/r-release/aroma.core_1.3.1.tgz
>
> Another example is here:
>
> http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/biglars/
>
> Then, do the MacOS X links on the CRAN package pages need to be
> updated/complemented?
>

I think so -- there is currently a discrepancy - the checks show Leopard builds but that link is to the Tiger build -- Kurt, can you, please, check?

> If this is already well known, that is all I need to hear. (I
> understand that install.packages() takes care of the installation).
>
> /Henrik
>
>>
>> In any case, binary packages are a privilege and you can always
>> install from
>> the sources (in the vast majority of cases with no extra tools
>> other than
>> Xcode).
>>
>> On Sun, 17 Jan 2010, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
>>
>>> FYI,
>>>
>>> no MacOS X binaries have been built for CRAN since 2010-01-07:
>>>
>>>> url <-
>>>> "http://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/universal/contrib/r-
>>>> release/";
>>>> x <- readLines(url);
>>>
>>> pattern <- ".*([0-9]{2}-[A-Za-z]{3}-[0-9]{4}) ([0-9]{2}:[0-9]
>>> {2}).*";
>>> y <- grep(pattern, x, value=TRUE);
>>> y <- grep("PACKAGE", y, invert=TRUE, value=TRUE);
>>> z <- gsub(pattern, "\\1", y);
>>> z <- unique(z);
>>> z <- as.Date(z, "%d-%b-%Y");
>>> z <- sort(z);
>>> print(z);
>>>>
>>>> pattern <- ".*([0-9]{2}-[A-Za-z]{3}-[0-9]{4}) ([0-9]{2}:[0-9]
>>>> {2}).*";
>>>> y <- grep(pattern, x, value=TRUE);
>>>> y <- grep("PACKAGE", y, invert=TRUE, value=TRUE);
>>>> z <- gsub(pattern, "\\1", y);
>>>> z <- unique(z);
>>>> z <- as.Date(z, "%d-%b-%Y");
>>>> z <- sort(z);
>>>> print(z);
>>>
>>> [1] "2009-07-18" "2009-07-19" "2009-10-02" "2009-10-16" "2009-10-27"
>>> [6] "2009-10-28" "2009-10-29" "2009-10-30" "2009-10-31" "2009-11-02"
>>> [11] "2009-11-04" "2009-11-05" "2009-11-06" "2009-11-07"
>>> "2009-11-09"
>>> [16] "2009-11-10" "2009-11-11" "2009-11-12" "2009-11-13"
>>> "2009-11-14"
>>> [21] "2009-11-16" "2009-11-17" "2009-11-18" "2009-11-19"
>>> "2009-11-20"
>>> [26] "2009-11-21" "2009-11-23" "2009-11-24" "2009-11-25"
>>> "2009-11-26"
>>> [31] "2009-11-27" "2009-11-28" "2009-11-30" "2009-12-01"
>>> "2009-12-02"
>>> [36] "2009-12-03" "2009-12-04" "2009-12-07" "2009-12-08"
>>> "2009-12-10"
>>> [41] "2009-12-11" "2009-12-12" "2009-12-14" "2009-12-15"
>>> "2009-12-16"
>>> [46] "2009-12-17" "2009-12-18" "2009-12-19" "2009-12-21"
>>> "2009-12-22"
>>> [51] "2009-12-23" "2009-12-24" "2009-12-25" "2009-12-27"
>>> "2009-12-29"
>>> [56] "2009-12-30" "2009-12-31" "2010-01-02" "2010-01-03"
>>> "2010-01-04"
>>> [61] "2010-01-05" "2010-01-06" "2010-01-07"
>>>>
>>>> print(table(diff(z)));
>>>
>>> 1 2 3 11 14 75
>>> 46 12 1 1 1 1
>>>
>>> /Henrik
>>>
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>>
>> --
>> Brian D. Ripley, ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
>> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
>> University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
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