[R] How to download inccoming files?

Friedrich.Leisch@ci.tuwien.ac.at Friedrich.Leisch at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Fri Jun 7 09:09:22 CEST 2002

>>>>> On 06 Jun 2002 11:40:26 +0200,
>>>>> Peter Dalgaard BSA (PDB) wrote:

  > Kenneth Cabrera <krcabrer at epm.net.co> writes:
  >> Hello, dear R-users and developers!
  >> I want to know how can I download a file that is in the
  >> "ftp://cran.r-project.org/incoming" directory.
  >> I try several times but always and "access denied" or "no such
  >> directory" message appears.
  >> Thank you for your help.
  >> Have a nice day!

  > I would expect that to be deliberate policy. Otherwise incoming
  > directories - being writable for anyone - would very quickly get
  > misused for temporary storage of pirated software and the like.

>From one of the CRAN maintainers: Yes, downloading from incoming is
deliberately disabled for exactly the reasons Peter gave already:
Otherwise it is possible that X uploads file foo and notifies the
world that it can be downloaded from CRAN (until we detect the
misuse). Some sites even disable listing of incoming directories, we
had no reasons yet to go that far.


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