[R-SIG-Mac] cannit get list of binary packages from the GUI
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sat Mar 17 12:06:06 CET 2012
On Mar 16, 2012, at 7:21 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:
> On Mar 16, 2012, at 8:55 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> On 16/03/2012 12:31, Ken knoblauch wrote:
>>> Federico Calboli<f.calboli<at> imperial.ac.uk> writes:
>>>> Apologies, I forgot to say, I have R 2.14.2, latest 64-bit GUI
>>> from http://r.research.att.com/, OS 10.7.3
>>>>> I just noticed the following weird issue. If I go to the menu
>>> 'Packages and Data', select 'Package
>>>> Installer' the installer goes up, but when I tell it to give the
>>> list of binaries available (I like to keep up
>>>> to date, and check every couple of days) the list comes up empty.
>>> The list for CRAN sources, and for
>>>> Bioconductor binaries work fine.
>>>>> I tried to change the mirror, but it does not make a difference.
>>>>> Am I the only one with the problem? what's going on?
>>> I second this observation.
>> What is going on is that http://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/leopard/contrib/2.14/
>> has an empty PACKAGES file. Given that it hadn't been updated for
>> a couple of weeks on Weds, you may just need to be patient. But in
>> any case, only Simon can fix this as only he has sufficient access
>> to the package builder. So reporting to Simon is always going to be
>> the most effective way forward for similar problems.
> Hmm... it's not empty on the master machine -- use http://r.research.att.com
> as the mirror - it should work ...
Could PACKAGES file be in some damaged state that R cannot process?
When I change the repository to that value in the R64 GUI and try to
see either either the binary versions or the source versions of
contributed packages in the Package Installer I get these warnings at
Warning: unable to access index for repository http://r.research.att.com/bin/macosx/leopard/contrib/2.14
Warning: unable to access index for repository http://r.research.att.com/src/contrib
I am able to see the .tgz packages at http://r.research.att.com/bin/macosx/leopard/contrib/2.14/
I am able to get a list of source packages (but not binary) to display
in the Package Installer if I use a different repository. And I am
able to install binary packages with ... for example:
(Which updated an existing version to the current version.)
Admittedly I am running a somewhat behind the times version, but this
is completely different behavior than it has exhibited up to a few
David Winsemius, MD
R version 2.14.0 Patched (2011-11-13 r57650)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0/x86_64 (64-bit)
attached base packages:
 splines stats grDevices utils datasets graphics
 methods base
other attached packages:
 rms_3.4-0 Hmisc_3.9-2 survival_2.36-10
 sos_1.3-1 brew_1.0-6 lattice_0.20-0
loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
 cluster_1.14.1 grid_2.14.0 tools_2.14.0
> Few days ago the build machine has lost network connectivity due to
> a faulty ethernet cable, so maybe it has thrown off mirroring,
> that's the closest I can get to an explanation...
>> Perhaps this can encourage people to test 2.15.0 beta? Its binary
>> package repository does have a populated PACKAGES file.
> Yes, we can't stress is often enough that we need people to test
> betas, reporting bugs after the release is too late!
>>>>> Federico C. F. Calboli
>>>>> Neuroepidemiology and Ageing Research
>>>>> Imperial College, St. Mary's Campus
>>>>> Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG
>>>>> Tel +44 (0)20 75941602 Fax +44 (0)20 75943193
>>>>> f.calboli [.a.t] imperial.ac.uk
>>>>> f.calboli [.a.t] gmail.com
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>> Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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David Winsemius, MD
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