Re: [R] package update

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 07:32:49 +0100 (BST)

On Thu, 17 Apr 2008, Phil taylor wrote:

> Hi folks,
> when trying to update packages in version 2.6.1 I recuieve the following
> error messages:

Actually, they are *warnings*.

> Warning: unable to access index for repository
> Warning: unable to access index for repository
> Warning message:
> In open.connection(con, "r") : cannot open: HTTP status was '0 (nil)'
> Can some one out there help interprt these for me? Is it an R problem, or is
> it related to my server?

The first is a broken CRAN mirror -- please choose a different mirror.

But otherwise rw-FAQ Q2.19 applies, for the second and third mean that you machine is unable to make HTTP connections.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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