[R] Change in downloading packages
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Apr 27 01:03:35 CEST 2004
Jim Lemon <jim.lemon at uts.edu.au> writes:
> I sent an earlier message concerning this, but perhaps I wasn't clear enough.
> Up until about a month ago, I downloaded packages by clicking on the filename
> of the package. Now this action leads me to a directory listing, e.g.:
> drwxr-xr-x hornik/users 0 2002-03-20 18:00:54 npmc/
> -rw-r--r-- hornik/users 314 2002-03-20 11:33:42 npmc/DESCRIPTION
> -rw-r--r-- hornik/users 202 2002-03-20 11:49:40 npmc/INDEX
> -rwxr--r-- hornik/users 99 2002-03-20 12:18:34 npmc/build
> drwxr-xr-x hornik/users 0 2002-03-20 12:18:15 npmc/man/
> from which I cannot download anything. It now appears necessary to FTP to:
> (or a suitable mirror) change to the:
> directory and download the package. While I appreciate the functionality of
> install.packages(), one has to be connected to the Internet to use it, and I
> have one old laptop that I use for remote work that has no such connection.
> Downloading the source package is much more convenient than rebuilding a
> package myself from the source code to upgrade this PC. I think that this
> change should at least be announced with a suggestion for a suitable
> workaround for those who need the actual source package.
> R-1.8.0 on
> RedHat Linux 7.2
The files on CRAN are still .tar.gz files, so I suspect that your
browser is just trying to be smart (have you switched/upgraded it
Normally (dep. upon browser, of course), you can just right-click on
the link and select "Save link target as..." or shift/left-click.
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