Re: [R] Matrix package download problem

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon 16 Jan 2006 - 21:53:48 EST

Try another mirror.

This looks like a caching problem between you and the mirror, as the entry in PACKAGES is correct on the mirror. (The code tries to avoid cached copies, but not all caches cooperate.)

On Mon, 16 Jan 2006, 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
> '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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