[Rd] CRAN binary, but no source

Gábor Csárdi csardi.gabor at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 16:14:14 CET 2015

On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 11:03 AM, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
> Two places to look for such information on CRAN:
> - Where a fair amount of information needs to be given (like exactly which
> versions have been removed), there may be a README in the Archive
> directory.  E.g. http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/Archive/sdcTable/
> README , and I have added one for Rglpk.
> - There is a DCF file http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/PACKAGES.in
> which acts as the database which R CMD check --as-cran consults.  That
> contains concise records of archival and removal.  Its coverage is pretty
> good for the last three years.

Ah, yes, I forgot about PACKAGES.in. (Which I actually parse in another
project.) I guess I was mostly puzzled by the non-removal of the binary
package. (Which is just temporary, and it will be removed as soon as 0.6-0
is available for that platform.)

Thanks to everyone who replied, including CRAN maintainers in private.

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