[R] Package "field" missing from repositories

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Wed Nov 30 21:36:31 CET 2011

On Nov 30, 2011, at 1:15 PM, joseph.shea at geog.ubc.ca wrote:

> Hi all;
> After an overnight Ubuntu upgrade to 10.10, I had to reinstall some  
> R packages.  But the "fields" package appears to be missing from my  
> usual repository, and a few of the other repositories I've tested:
>> install.packages('fields',lib='/usr/local/lib/R/site- 
>> library',repos='http://cran.stat.sfu.ca')
> Warning message:
> In getDependencies(pkgs, dependencies, available, lib) :
>  package ‘fields’ is not available
> The package 'fields' *does* appear in the list of available packages  
> at my local repository: http://cran.stat.sfu.ca/, and I've installed  
> the dependencies ('spam').
> Any suggestions?

  Maybe you should post a bit more about your setup, as the Posting  
Guide suggests.


David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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