[R] Update.packages() seems to just stop

Uwe Ligges ligges at amadeus.statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Thu Sep 6 18:49:28 CEST 2001

"Dr. Stephan Martin Rudolfer" wrote:
> OS: Win98
> When using update.packages(), either directly or using the packages
> option at the top of the screen, I get the following messages.
> > update.packages()
> trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/PACKAGES'
> Content type `text/plain' length 5164 bytes
> opened URL
> downloaded 5164 bytes
> >
> However, the first time I successfully managed to use
> update.packages(), it gave me the whole list of packages installed on
> R, with the options of downloading each one or not.
> What has changed, and how can I get back to the previous  results?
> Many thanks in advance for any help given.

That happens, if no packages are outdated. Do you think, there are any
updated packages on CRAN (since you run update.packages() the last

Uwe Ligges
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