[Rd] rsync.r-project.org unreachable

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Aug 21 13:56:46 CEST 2004

It is decomissioned.  See the current FAQ on CRAN, which says

  Sources are also available via `https://svn.r-project.org/R/', the R
  Subversion repository, but currently not via anonymous rsync (or CVS).

There are good, security-related, reasons for discontinuing rsync.

To get R from svn.r-project.org you need an svn client
(http://subversion.tigris.org/project_packages.html) and then look at
http://developer.r-project.org/SVNtips.html, although

  ## to checkout
  svn co https://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk R-devel
  ## to update
  cd R-devel
  svn up

is about all you need to know.  If you want a GUI use TortoiseSVN (but 
watch for drastic slowdowns to Explorer with it installed).

On Sat, 21 Aug 2004, Erich Neuwirth wrote:

> rsync.r-project.org (alias bates4.stat.wisc.edu)
> seems to be unreachable right now.
> is this only my problem?
> will it be reachable soon again?

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