[Rd] Nov 17 beta

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at medanalytics.com
Mon Nov 17 16:51:55 MET 2003

On Mon, 2003-11-17 at 09:13, Peter Dalgaard wrote:


> The reason is this:
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/e7/pd/r-patched/BUILD/R-1.8.1/src/library/Recommended'
> mv: writing `/home/ftp/pub/CRAN/src/base/R-1.8.1beta_2003-11-17.tar.gz': No space left on device
> I removed the alpha versions to get a little more space, so it should
> be there now. Does sound a bit ominous that we're so close to the
> limit, though.
>         -p


Is that a problem unique to CRAN U.S. or something that all CRAN mirrors
might be facing?

Perhaps a short term fix would be to ascertain how many old versions of
R need to be online versus in an offline situation.

There is a fair amount of space for R version tar files back to 0.49. A
reasonable amount of space would be freed if say only the most recent 3
or 5 versions were made available online, if in fact even that many are
required online.

I do not know how many people need access to the old source tarballs,
but if someone has a compelling need, these could be made available in
some other fashion. If the space limitation is unique to CRAN U.S. and
there is a CRAN mirror that has access to additional space, that could
be the designated site for historic versions of R. That would reduce the
space requirements for all mirrors.

My tuppence.


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