Re: [Rd] CRAN link broken -- Swiss "backup"

From: Martin Maechler <>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 15:49:14 +0100

>>>>> Martin Maechler <> >>>>> on Sat, 31 Dec 2011 12:15:10 +0100 writes:

>>>>> Prof Brian Ripley <> >>>>> 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
>> 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.

    > 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

This has recovered 76 Mega bytes already.. Now indeed, the CH mirror should contain a full web/packages/ again,
i.e. --> which is

should again be "fully loaded".

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich mailing list Received on Sat 31 Dec 2011 - 14:53:48 GMT

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