[Rd] CRAN binary, but no source

John McKown john.archie.mckown at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 16:59:18 CET 2015

On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 10:54 AM, John McKown
<john.archie.mckown at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 10:46 AM, Gábor Csárdi <csardi.gabor at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> this is a CRAN question, so I am sorry if this is not the appropriate forum.
>> I noticed that there is at least one CRAN package that has a binary (OSX
>> Mavericks) for a version, that does not have any source package on CRAN. Or
>> at least I am unable to locate it. The package is Rglpk:
>> http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/Rglpk/index.html
> I went there and say a source package:
> <quote>
> Downloads:
> Reference manual:Rglpk.pdf
> Package source:Rglpk_0.6-0.tar.gz  <<<!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOURCE !!!!!!!!!!!>>>
> Windows binaries:r-devel: Rglpk_0.6-0.zip, r-release: Rglpk_0.6-0.zip,
> r-oldrel: Rglpk_0.6-0.zip
> OS X Snow Leopard binaries:r-release: Rglpk_0.6-0.tgz, r-oldrel: Rglpk_0.6-0.tgz
> OS X Mavericks binaries:r-release: Rglpk_0.5-2.tgz
> Old sources:Rglpk archive
> </quote>
> Or: http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/Rglpk_0.6-0.tar.gz
>> It offers a binary for 0.5-2, but there is no 0.5-2 source package
>> anywhere. Is this simply a mistake, or it is OK to have binary-only
>> packages on CRAN?

OOPS, I saw the 0.6 package source, not 0.5. My mistake. Why not
recompile? Do you require 0.5 for some reason? I would guess that CRAN
requires only the _current_ source, not _every_ source. And
http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/Archive/Rglpk/ only has the
source archived for 0.4-1

>> Thanks much, Best,
>> Gabor

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He's about as useful as a wax frying pan.

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Maranatha! <><
John McKown

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