[R] Change in downloading packages

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Tue Apr 27 02:07:26 CEST 2004

On Tue, 27 Apr 2004 08:53:26 +1000, Jim Lemon <jim.lemon at uts.edu.au>

>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:

I just tried this, and I don't see what you describe.  On the page


when I click on npmc, I go to a page describing the package (i.e.
http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/Descriptions/npmc.html), and can
click on the package source link to download it.

Maybe you're looking somewhere else?

Duncan Murdoch

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