[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
> 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
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
More information about the R-devel