Re: [Rd] mirror's choice when installing a package for R-2.5.0 (PR#9643)

From: <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 14:53:12 +0200 (CEST)


These are no bugs in R, but with mirrors (hence CCing to CRAN@...) and with bug tracking itself (hence CCing Peter Dalgaard):

  1. Unfortunately, some mirror maintainers are currently doing quite a bad job: A couple of mirrors are either out of sync or syncing incorrectly by not updating links etc. I know that checking mirrors and contacting mirror maintainers is on Fritz Leisch's ToDo list.

For the meantime, you might want to use the Austrian mirror.

2. Peter is certainly already working to fix the bug tracking system's web frontend ...

Uwe Ligges

ken.mailinglist_at_mac.com wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> Just a quick message to say that,
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -------
>
> when choosing (with or without the tcltk window) "Bern 1 (swiss)" as
> CRAN mirror to install
> a package (function install.packages) for R-2.5.0, the list of
> available packages
> for osx seems not complete:
>
> AMORE, AdaptFit, AlgDesign, AnalyzeFMRI, SemiPar, cluster, nlme,
> survival
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -------
>
> when choosing "Bern 2 (swiss)" as CRAN mirror to install a package
> for R-2.5.0,
> I get the following warning:
>
> > install.packages()
> --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
> CRAN mirror
>
> 1: Australia (QLD) 2: Australia (VIC)
> 3: Austria 4: Brazil (PR)
> ...
> 51: Spain (Alicante) 52: Spain (Madrid)
> 53: Sweden 54: Switzerland (Zuerich)
> 55: Switzerland (Bern 1) 56: Switzerland (Bern 2)
> 57: Turkey 58: Taiwan (Taichung)
> 59: Taiwan (Taipeh) 60: UK (Bristol)
> ...
> 73: USA (WA)
>
> Selection: 56
> Warning: unable to access index for repository http://cran.prokmu.com/
> bin/macosx/universal/contrib/2.5
> Error in install.packages() : argument "pkgs" is missing, with no
> default
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -------
>
> --> when choosing "Zürich (swiss)" as CRAN mirror to install a
> package for R-2.5.0, it works well.
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -------
>
> Greetings, Ken
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -------
>
> PS 1:
>
> when trying to open "http://bugs.r-project.org/cgi-bin/R", I obtain
> the following message:
>
> The system encountered a fatal error
> cannot open config file /home/sfe/r-bugs/jitterbug/R : No such file
> or directory
> The last error code was: No such file or directory
>
> uid/gid=30/8
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -------
> PS 2:
>
> > sessionInfo()
> R version 2.5.0 (2007-04-23)
> powerpc-apple-darwin8.9.1
>
> locale:
> C
>
> attached base packages:
> [1] "tcltk" "stats" "graphics" "grDevices" "utils"
> "datasets"
> [7] "methods" "base"
>
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