[Rd] CRAN link broken

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Sat Dec 31 12:15:10 CET 2011

>>>>> Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
>>>>>     on Sat, 31 Dec 2011 06:36:04 +0000 writes:

    > This is not the CRAN webmaster's address[*], and the
    > problem has been reported several times already to the
    > proper places.  No one reading this list apart from the
    > handful with CRAN administrator rights can do anything
    > about this.

    > The package repository is still there, and the check
    > information is still up (via
    > http://cran.r-project.org/web/checks/check_summary.html).
    > The only thing that appears to be missing is the
    > web-formatted summary information.  That is secondary
    > information, and it looks like the web/packages area needs
    > to be regenerated.

    > My memory is that some of the mirrors do not auto-delete,
    > and so will remain populated.  I believe
    > http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/web/packages/ to be one of those
    > and it looks intact.

Well, yes..
Actually, my mirroring script does auto-deletion but "slowly":
never more than a few hundred files at a time
(apart from the 'Recommended/' subdirectories: There, it is
 important to delete, i.e., important to not have more than one
 version of a recommended package .. for our  tools/rsync-recommended
 script )

    > [*] I believe that to be CRANadmin at r-project.org

Almost:   CRAN-admin at r-project.org
	  (or any other capitalization of that)

    > On 30/12/2011 21:32, Paul Gilbert wrote:
    >> The packages link on CRAN (http://cran.at.r-project.org/)
    >> seems to be broken.
    >> Paul
    >> Object not found!  The requested URL was not found on
    >> this server. The link on the referring
    >> page<http://cran.at.r-project.org/navbar.html> seems to
    >> be wrong or outdated. Please inform the author of that
    >> page <http://cran.at.r-project.org/navbar.html> about the
    >> error.  If you think this is a server error, please
    >> contact the webmaster
    >> <mailto:%5bno%20address%20given%5d>.  Error 404
    >> cran.at.r-project.org<http://cran.at.r-project.org/> Fri
    >> Dec 30 22:20:48 2011 Apache/2.2.21 (Debian)
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