[Rd] install.packages (PR#998)

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed, 27 Jun 2001 17:28:51 +0200 (MET DST)

On Wed, 27 Jun 2001 stockton@neptuneandco.com wrote:

> The packages feature of Rgui is great! However it looks the directory structure
> was changed for http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/, such that some
> the packages are now under /rw1030 (e.g., VR) and are not found by
> install.packages(). Thus the error message:
> trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/VR.zip'
> Error in download.file(url, destfile, method, mode = "wb") :
>         cannot open: HTTP status was `404'

Please don't jump the gun: remember that rw1030 is not yet on CRAN
and was not released when CRAN last ran a sweep.

That's a very temporary change to avoid people updating on rw1023 to
versions that needed rw1030, and it will change on CRAN tomorrow.

However, VR is already one of the recommended packages which come with
rw1030, so you don't need to install it from CRAN.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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