[Rd] Missing Windows binary for R-2.15RC?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 17:43:57 CET 2012

On 12-03-24 10:53 AM, Uwe Ligges wrote:
> On 24.03.2012 06:58, Daniel Nordlund wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Dan Tenenbaum [mailto:dtenenba at fhcrc.org]
>>> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2012 5:48 PM
>>> To: Daniel Nordlund
>>> Cc: r-devel at r-project.org
>>> Subject: Re: [Rd] Missing Windows binary for R-2.15RC?
>>> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM, Daniel Nordlund
>>> <djnordlund at frontier.com>   wrote:
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: r-devel-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-devel-bounces at r-
>>> project.org]
>>>>> On Behalf Of Dan Tenenbaum
>>>>> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2012 12:21 PM
>>>>> To: r-devel at r-project.org
>>>>> Subject: [Rd] Missing Windows binary for R-2.15RC?
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> The page
>>>>> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/rtest.html
>>>>> has a link to:
>>>>> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/R-2.15.0rc-win.exe
>>>>> However, clicking on that link gives a 404 "Object not found' error.
>>>>> FYI.
>>>>> Dan
>>>> I experienced the same error you did using the link you provided.
>>>    However, if you use the CRAN mirror hosted by YOUR organization, you can
>>> get the file. :-)
>>> I don't think so:
>>> http://cran.fhcrc.org/bin/windows/base/R-2.15.0rc-win.exe
>>> gives me a 404 as well.
>>> Dan
>> I didn't look closely enough at what you were asking for (RC versus beta).  R-2.15RC may not have been up-loaded yet.  However, I just downloaded it from the original link that was posted, so it appears to be available now.
> It may have happened that the scripts generated the webpages before the
> binary was built and checked (since "beta" became "rc" yesterday).

Yes, they need manual tweaking at the conversion, and I did it after the 
first upload.

If this happens again (which is pretty likely), you can manually 
download the previous version by editing the URL to put in "alpha" in 
place of "beta", or "beta" in place of "rc".

I'd like to have this handled automatically as it was in the past, but I 
don't know the Windows CMD script language well enough to do it.  If any 
experts want to volunteer to fix this (I think you need to create a 
batch script variable from the suffix in a filename), please write to me 

Duncan Murdoch

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