[R-SIG-Mac] installing package from local directory
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Nov 16 11:54:42 CET 2008
On Sun, 16 Nov 2008, Graham Smith wrote:
>>> I am trying to install DASPlusR, which isn't in the repository, so the
>>> package needs to be downloaded from CRAN.
>> It's not on CRAN, AFAIK. The Mac OS X link at
>> is broken. Please report it to the distributor. You will need to get the
>> source package.
> You are of course correct, the page looked like a CRAN page and I
> assumed the link had taken me to CRAN, but its not broken here, unless
> you mean that it links you to the same package as the Linux link.
That is what I meant. 'The Mac OS X link ... is broken' since it gives an
invalid file for a Mac.
> Though I admit I had assumed they might well have been the same set up
> as Macs also use tar.gz.
No, they do not: they use .tgz .
> I am maybe making the mistake in assuming that the packages themselves
> are OS independent, and its only the archiving systems that are
> different. Is there an actual install program within the archive that
> is OS specific.
No, but the files _do_ depend on the package type (souce, win.binary,
> I shall contact the distributor as you suggest and ask.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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