Re: [R] problems with *downloading* packages tseries and robustbase

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:48:06 +0100 (BST)

It works from my home ISP (Virgin Media) and from .ox.ac.uk, so I think the problem is local to you, perhaps your DNS server. Ask you IT support for erm ... support.

Please do try to use an accurate subject line (see the posting guide).

(Why don't peoople just try a different mirror or some IP/TCP debugging tools instead of asking here about problems with mirrors? At most a handful of readers can do anything about this.)

On Wed, 13 Aug 2008, tolga.i.uzuner_at_jpmorgan.com wrote:

> Dear R Users,
>
> Is there a known problem with downloading packages robustbase and tseries
> from the UK CRAN website ?
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Tolga
>
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>> utils:::menuInstallPkgs()
> --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
> trying URL

> 'http://cran.uk.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.7/robustbase_0.2-8.zip'
> Error in download.file(url, destfile, method, mode = "wb", ...) :
> cannot open URL
> 'http://cran.uk.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.7/robustbase_0.2-8.zip'
> In addition: Warning message:
> In download.file(url, destfile, method, mode = "wb", ...) :
> cannot open: HTTP status was '404 Not Found'
> Warning in download.packages(p0, destdir = tmpd, available = available, :
> download of package 'robustbase' failed
>> utils:::menuInstallPkgs()
> trying URL
> '
http://cran.uk.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.7/tseries_0.10-15.zip'
> Error in download.file(url, destfile, method, mode = "wb", ...) :
> cannot open URL
> 'http://cran.uk.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.7/tseries_0.10-15.zip'
> In addition: Warning message:
> In download.file(url, destfile, method, mode = "wb", ...) :
> cannot open: HTTP status was '404 Not Found'
> Warning in download.packages(p0, destdir = tmpd, available = available, :
> download of package 'tseries' failed

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