[R] Problem with particular file in XML package?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu May 28 08:38:02 CEST 2015

This really should have been sent to the package maintainer.  But that 
the zip file is corrupt has been reported several times, and does not 
block installation for anyone else, so your (plural) diagnosis is wrong.

On 28/05/2015 03:56, Gen wrote:
> I have been attempting to install the R devtools package at work.  The
> version of R is 3.1.2 (Pumpkin Helmet).  However, the installation of
> devtools fails because devtools depends on rversions which in turn depends
> upon the XML package (XML_3.98-1.1.tar.gz), and the XML package is not
> importing correctly for us.
> One of our system administrators tried scanning through the files in the
> XML package, and he said that the particular file:
> /src/contrib/XML_3.98-1.1.tar.gz/XML/inst/exampleData/dtd.zip looks
> corrupted.  The actual error message he received was: "Archive parsing
> failed!  (Data is corrupted)."  For the record, I tried downloading an
> older version of the XML package (XML_3.95-0.1.tar.gz) but that was also
> without success -- this time there was a separate error message about not
> being able to locate xml2-config.  (Perhaps XML_3.95-0.1.tar.gz is just not
> compatible with R version 3.1.2?)
> I tried browsing over to the "CRAN checks" link for the XML package and
> noticed several red warning messages under the "Status" column -- not sure
> if that is typical?  Has anyone else had trouble with the XML package
> lately and if so, how did you resolve it?  Would it be possible to remove
> the potentially corrupted file and then re-upload the package source
> XML_3.98-1.1.tar.gz to the CRAN webpage?  Thanks for your help/suggestions!
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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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