[R] Matrix package download problem

Ashley Ford ford at signal.QinetiQ.com
Mon Jan 16 11:37:48 CET 2006

Trying to install the Matrix package with  install.packages fails for me 
  on Linux, it is trying to fetch the wrong version 0.99-4, downloading 
the tgz which is 0.99-6 and using R CMD INSTALL works fine

The output from the failed install was

 > install.packages(c("Matrix"))
trying URL 'http://cran.uk.r-project.org/src/contrib/Matrix_0.99-4.tar.gz'
Error in download.file(url, destfile, method, mode = "wb") :
         cannot open URL 
In addition: Warning message:
cannot open: HTTP status was '404 Not Found'
Warning in download.packages(pkgs, destdir = tmpd, available = 
available,  :
          download of package 'Matrix' failed
 > R.version
platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
arch     i686
os       linux-gnu
system   i686, linux-gnu
major    2
minor    2.1
year     2005
month    12
day      20
svn rev  36812
language R

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