Re: [R] Broken links on CRAN

From: Ted Harding <>
Date: Tue 06 Dec 2005 - 02:19:46 EST

On 05-Dec-05 Doran, Harold wrote:
> Dear List:
> When I click on the link to download a reference manual for a package
> on cran, I get an error message that the file is damaged and could not
> be repaired. I randomly chose various packages and the same error
> message appears.
> Are the links actually broken? I have also restarted my machine and
> closed and re-opened acrobat.
> I am using Windows XP, Acrobat Professional, and Explorer
> 6.0.2900.2180
> Harold

This message is one which Acrobat Reader puts out when asked to read a "damaged file" and is an unlikely response from a browser trying to access a "broken link".

Either there is a problem with your Acrobat Reader or its installation as a "helper" in Explorer, or there is indeed something wrong with the files you tried to download.

The latter is (I hope) very unlikely! (given that you "randomly chose various packages").

If you specify one or two packages for which you got this error message, some of us can try for ourselves, cross-check your experience, and report back. This should help to localise the source of the problem.

Best wishes,

E-Mail: (Ted Harding) <> Fax-to-email: +44 (0)870 094 0861
Date: 05-Dec-05                                       Time: 15:19:43
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