Douglas Bates
26 Sep 2002 17:42:10 -0500

Around noon Wednesday, Sept 25, the machine that serves as and had a catastrophic disk
failure.  I came back to my office after a lecture and immediately
thought "I don't think disk drives are supposed to make grinding
noises".  :-)

It was the drive with the system files that failed.  Most user files
and the CRAN archive (not to mention the CVS archive) are on another
drive that is running fine.  However, we did have to build and install
the operating system from scratch then reinstall the files from the

Many people provided a great deal of help and we now have that
computer running.  I believe that rsync services and the CRAN mirror
are running as expected.  Be aware that they have not been updated
since early Wednesday morning (U.S. Central Time).
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