Re: [Rd] Unexpected source() behavior in R-devel

From: Sean Davis <sdavis2_at_mail.nih.gov>
Date: Mon 04 Sep 2006 - 12:37:01 GMT

Seth Falcon wrote:
> Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk> writes:
>
>
>> "Henrik Bengtsson" <hb@stat.berkeley.edu> writes:
>>
>>
>>> This has been reported before on r-devel, e.g. May 9, 2006 "[Rd] Seg
>>> fault when installing package from bad repository".
>>>
>>> It's happening on Mac OSX when trying to download non-existing
>>> webpages (HTTP status 404). That's all I know (not using OSX myself).
>>>
>> It is not entirely obvious that it is the same problem, but it might be.
>>
>> This happened to me on Linux (2.3.1 on FC5), but it has only happened
>> that one time. I don't think I did anything particularly strange
>> earlier in that session.
>>
>> Of course, with 20/20 hindsight, I should have taken the core dump
>> option...
>>
>
> I'm pretty sure this is the same issue and one that has been fixed in
> R-devel.
>
> r38716 | ripley | 2006-07-30 00:19:35 -0700 (Sun, 30 Jul 2006) | 1 line
> Changed paths:
> M /trunk/src/modules/internet/internet.c
>
> crash workaround from Seth Falcon
>
>
> Sean: can you try just download.file with a URL that gives 404? Are
> you running an R version prior to the above commit?
>
Seth,

As Peter pointed out, this looks like a simple server-side issue. Here is the sessionInfo() from my original post. And below is the output of two versions of download.file.

> sessionInfo()

R version 2.4.0 Under development (unstable) (2006-09-02 r39068)

 > download.file('http://bioconductor.org/getBioC.R',destfile='/tmp/junk.R') trying URL 'http://bioconductor.org/getBioC.R' Error in download.file("http://bioconductor.org/getBioC.R", destfile = "/tmp/junk.R") :

        cannot open URL 'http://bioconductor.org/getBioC.R' In addition: Warning message:
cannot open: HTTP status was '404 Not Found'  >
download.file('http://www.bioconductor.org/getBioC.R',destfile='/tmp/junk.R') trying URL 'http://www.bioconductor.org/getBioC.R' Content type 'text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1' length 1345 bytes opened URL



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