[Rd] CRAN task views work only once per session (PR#9330)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Nov 2 13:55:09 CET 2006

On Thu, 2 Nov 2006, Achim Zeileis wrote:

> One comment - taken from the FAQ - in advance:
>  Bug reports on contributed packages should be sent first to the package
>  maintainer, and only submitted to the R-bugs repository by package
>  maintainers, mentioning the package in the subject line.
> In this case, posting to R-devel (but not R-bugs) and Cc to me (as the
> maintainer of ctv) would also have been ok.
> As for your problem: On my Linux machine, the code
>  library("ctv")
>  x <- available.views(repos = "http://CRAN.uk.R-project.org")
>  y <- available.views(repos = "http://CRAN.uk.R-project.org")
> runs without any problem, x and y are also identical afterwards. As I
> haven't got a Windows XP machine, could someone on the list please run the
> code above and confirm (or disconfirm) that the second call takes longer
> and finally finds no views.

It works correctly on my XP machine.

I don't find http://CRAN.uk.R-project.org a particularly reliable source 
(and it is like me in .ac.uk), so wonder if this might have been a 
networking or mirror glitch.  I would have tried another mirror (the 
London one is more reliable for me) long before reporting a problem.

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