[Bioc-devel] XML package downloading problem with bioconductor.org

Liu,Bin BLiu1 at mdanderson.org
Mon Sep 19 17:03:24 CEST 2011

Hi, I am trying to download the XML package that is required for "GenomicFeatures" package. However, I got following error message. 
It seems that the gz file couldn't be downloaded. Whenever the downloading reached 751kb, an error was displayed.I am using R2.14.0 devel version.
It works for other packages. Thanks


Bin Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030

> biocLite("XML")
BioC_mirror = 'http://www.bioconductor.org', change using
Using R version 2.14, BiocInstaller version 1.1.27.
Installing package(s) 'XML'
Installing package(s) into ‘/home/abc001/R/i686-pc-linux-gnu-library/2.14’
(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
trying URL 'http://cran.fhcrc.org/src/contrib/XML_3.4-3.tar.gz'
Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 906364 bytes (885 Kb)
opened URL
downloaded 751 Kb

Error in untar2(tarfile, files, list, exdir) : incomplete block on file

The downloaded packages are in
Warning messages:
1: In download.file(url, destfile, method, mode = "wb", ...) :
  downloaded length 769652 != reported length 906364
2: In install.packages(pkgs = pkgs, repos = repos, ...) :
  installation of package ‘XML’ had non-zero exit status

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