[Rd] With the recent OS changes (windows 2000) necessitated by (PR#4189)

ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Tue Sep 16 16:14:05 MEST 2003

ggruene at lumc.edu wrote:

> With the recent OS changes (windows 2000) necessitated by various worms, etc, I have now been receiving this error message when I run update and I am not sure how I can correct. 
>>trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/PACKAGES'
> Error in download.file(url = paste(contriburl, "PACKAGES", sep = "/"),  : 
>         cannot open: HTTP status was `404'

That's not a bug - neither in Windows nor in R!

The Windows binary versions of contributed packages for R < 1.7.0 have 
been moved. It has been announced on r-announce (hence also on r-help), 
and it's mentioned in
that you should upgrade to a recent version of R (you have not told it, 
but you are using R < 1.7.0).

You can still get the packages from

Also read
that these packages won't be updated any more (and have not been for 
quite some time now).

Uwe Ligges

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