[R-SIG-Mac] contrib.url on OSX ?!

stefano iacus jago at mclink.it
Thu Dec 1 09:40:15 CET 2005

if type is set to mac.binary, then the contrib url is what reported  
by Seth (and 2.3 only applies to R-devel, no binaries available at  
the moment unless you point to a repository that builds packages  
against R-devel. I think Seth is using R-devel for his test).
If you install from source, then it should not happen that you get  
"macosx" in the url, as we only have one "path" for the sources (no  
matter the architecture).
On R-2.2.0 I get
 > contrib.url('foo')
[1] "foo/bin/macosx/powerpc/contrib/2.2"
which is correct. Cran binary of CRAN reports
 > sessionInfo()
R version 2.2.0, 2005-10-06, powerpc-apple-darwin7.9.0
so it seems to me that Sean is using a R-devel version of R-2.1.0 and  
not the final one.
The contrib.url function has been changed indeed just before official  
final release of R-2.2.0

On Nov 30, 2005, at 6:47 PM, Sean Davis wrote:

> On 11/30/05 12:44 PM, "Seth Falcon" <sfalcon at fhcrc.org> wrote:
>> In a recent post to the Bioconductor list, Sean reported trouble with
>> the affy package's automagic package installation.
>> The affy package is wrapping install.packages.  The issue seems to be
>> that on his system he sees:
>>> sessionInfo()
>> R version 2.2.0, 2005-08-11, powerpc-apple-darwin7.9.0
>>> contrib.url('foo')
>> [1] "foo/bin/macosx/2.2"
>> Shouldn't an R 2.2.x see the following (that's what I get):
>>> contrib.url("foo", type="mac.binary")
>> [1] "foo/bin/macosx/powerpc/contrib/2.3"
>> Sean, can you try reinstalling R?  Perhaps you somehow have an older
>> version that doesn't have the right contrib.url function?  I'm
>> confused, but this seems to be the crux of your problem.
> I'll try reinstalling at some point here.  I tend to install from  
> source, so
> that may be an issue.
> Sean
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