[R] problems with gzip

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Jun 15 20:49:51 CEST 2002

Almost certainly the problem is with your download, which has un-gzipped
it: browsers do tend to,   Try calling `file' on the downloaded file to
see what it is.

I suggest you use ftp to download: it avoids such things.

On Sat, 15 Jun 2002, juan pablo perez wrote:

> I´m working with contributed packages downloaded today.When I try to install
> them with R CMD INSTALL an error message says that the package is not a gzip
> file. This occurs both in Suse 7.3 and in Debian Potato 2.2. I had not this
> problem when instaled the same packages just half a year ago. I think this
> is related with cuestions about GNU license or similar but, knows anybody
> what should I do to resolve the problem?

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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