Re: discrepancy between PACKAGES file and contents of the contrib (PR#310)

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Subject: Re: discrepancy between PACKAGES file and contents of the contrib (PR#310)
ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Date: Wed 03 Nov 1999 - 17:56:06 EST


Message-Id: <199911030756.IAA16843@pubhealth.ku.dk>

Yesterday I asked privately which mirror's PACKAGES file this was after an
earlier post, as I could not (and still cannot) get to Vienna. But AFAIK

rpart's entry had been updated after I reported that one
rmtools is not on CRAN
bats is in devel, not in the contrib directory
ppr is in Old, not in the contrib directory
nnet and spatial are nowhere (as part of VR), and VR is not a package
  but a package bundle: we know those are not yet covered by
  update.packages.

The update mechanism does depend on a consistent naming scheme, with
DESCRIPTION entires and file names matching. Fritz Leisch is working on a
checker, but we do rely on authors at present. For example. the DESCRIPTION
file in splines_2.0-6.tar.gz has version 2.0-3. Authors: please do check!

On Wed, 3 Nov 1999 hdreau@cybercable.fr wrote:

> Full_Name: Hervé Dréau
> Version: not applicable
> OS: not applicable

Sorry, those _are_ applicable. The Unix and Windows versions of
update.packages are quite distinct. I have assumed Unix was meant.

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