Re: [Rd] CRAN link broken

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 06:36:04 +0000

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   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 to be one of those and it looks intact.

[*] I believe that to be

On 30/12/2011 21:32, Paul Gilbert wrote:
> The packages link on CRAN ( seems to be
> broken.
> Paul
> Object not found!
> The requested URL was not found on this server. The link on the
> referring page<> seems to be
> wrong or outdated. Please inform the author of that page
> <> about the error.
> If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster
> <mailto:%5bno%20address%20given%5d>.
> Error 404
> Fri Dec 30 22:20:48 2011
> Apache/2.2.21 (Debian)
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