[R] package update

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 17 08:32:49 CEST 2008

On Thu, 17 Apr 2008, Phil taylor wrote:

> Hi folks,
> when trying to update packages in version 2.6.1 I recuieve the following
> error messages:

Actually, they are *warnings*.

> Warning: unable to access index for repository
> http://www.sourcekeg.co.uk/cran/bin/windows/contrib/2.6
> Warning: unable to access index for repository
> http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/RWin/bin/windows/contrib/2.6
> Warning message:
> In open.connection(con, "r") : cannot open: HTTP status was '0 (nil)'
> Can some one out there help interprt these for me? Is it an R problem, or is
> it related to my server?

The first is a broken CRAN mirror -- please choose a different mirror.

But otherwise rw-FAQ Q2.19 applies, for the second and third mean that you 
machine is unable to make HTTP connections.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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