[R] Strange update behavior of gregmisc

From: Thomas Schönhoff <tschoenhoff_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon 24 Oct 2005 - 18:26:38 EST


I notice an odd behavior of gregmisc package when using "update.packages()" via R --no-save (as root). Every time I launch update.packages() gregmisc is repeatedly selected for upgrade. Current available version of gregmisc is 2.08 according to 'installed.packages()'. Despite I obviousely have already installed the most up to date gregmisc, gregmisc will be updated repeatedly?

No one seems to have noticed a similar behavior like this before according to mail archive. All dependencies are seemingly meet and no error messages occured, so I am kind of stuck to figure out what happens here.
Here is my update session:

thomas# R --no-save

> update.packages()

--- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session --- Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... done
gregmisc :
 Version 2.0.6 installed in /usr/lib/R/site-library  Version 2.0.8 available at
http://pangora.org/cran Update (y/N/c)? y
try URL 'http://pangora.org/cran/src/contrib/gregmisc_2.0.8.tar.gz' Content type 'application/x-tar' length 901 bytes URL opened

downloaded 901 bytes

The downloaded packages are in


When I relaunch 'update.packages()' the same as desribed above is going to happen again?

Do I miss something?



My system (Debian Sarge):

platform i386-pc-linux-gnu

arch     i386
os       linux-gnu

system i386, linux-gnu
major 2
minor 2.0
year 2005
month 10
day 06
svn rev 35749
language R

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