Re: [R] Matrix package download problem

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Mon 16 Jan 2006 - 21:49:55 EST

Ashley Ford wrote:

> Trying to install the Matrix package with install.packages fails for me
> on Linux, it is trying to fetch the wrong version 0.99-4, downloading
> the tgz which is 0.99-6 and using R CMD INSTALL works fine
>
>
> The output from the failed install was
>
> > install.packages(c("Matrix"))
> trying URL 'http://cran.uk.r-project.org/src/contrib/Matrix_0.99-4.tar.gz'
> Error in download.file(url, destfile, method, mode = "wb") :
> cannot open URL

Looks like your repository information got not updated (the repositorty seems to be consistent). A temporary repository information is stored and should be refreshed after a R is restarted. How long is your R process already opened?
Hence: Please start a fresh R session and try again.

Uwe Ligges

> 'http://cran.uk.r-project.org/src/contrib/Matrix_0.99-4.tar.gz'
> In addition: Warning message:
> cannot open: HTTP status was '404 Not Found'
> Warning in download.packages(pkgs, destdir = tmpd, available =
> available, :
> download of package 'Matrix' failed
> > R.version
> _
> platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
> arch i686
> os linux-gnu
> system i686, linux-gnu
> status
> major 2
> minor 2.1
> year 2005
> month 12
> day 20
> svn rev 36812
> language R
>
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