[Rd] CRAN link broken -- Swiss "backup"
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Sat Dec 31 15:49:14 CET 2011
>>>>> Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch>
>>>>> on Sat, 31 Dec 2011 12:15:10 +0100 writes:
>>>>> 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
>> 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 )
In the mean time, I have
- changed my mirror script to *NOT* delete anything for now
- rsync'ed (-u: do not overwrite newer)
a backup of web/packages/ from 2011-12-29 12:20:29
This has recovered 76 Mega bytes already..
Now indeed, the CH mirror should contain a full web/packages/
i.e. --> http://cran.CH.r-project.org/web/packages/
which is http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/web/packages/
should again be "fully loaded".
Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
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