[R-pkg-devel] CRAN stable download url?

Jonathon Love jon at thon.cc
Thu Mar 8 21:39:37 CET 2018


i'm bundling some R packages to go into a flatpak/flathub application. 
for that it is necessary to provide the download URLs for all the 
required dependencies in advance - including R packages. this works, 
*except* when an R package version transitions from being the current 
version, to being archived.

the current version will be, say:


then when yaml 2.1.17 comes out (which it just has), that url will 
return a 404, and has become:


this means everything breaks when a new version of an R package comes out.

does anyone know if a stable url exists for R packages?

with thanks


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