[R-sig-ME] R-forge problem (windows binary packages)! {Re: ... lme4 ...}

Stefan Theußl stefan.theussl at wu-wien.ac.at
Fri Nov 30 21:07:11 CET 2007

Hello Doug,

We had troubles with disk space on R-Forge. Among others this caused the 
website to malfunction. It is possible that the windows binary build 
process had been affected too.
However, everything should be OK by now except that the win binaries are 
not available yet.
I try to trigger the windows build process from home, but this implies a 
remote desktop connection which is rather slow.
Nevertheless, if I have no success with rdesktop tonight, tomorrow at 6 
am CET, the packages will be built automatically.


Douglas Bates wrote:
> On Nov 30, 2007 11:26 AM, Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:
>>>>>>> "DM" == Dieter Menne <dieter.menne at menne-biomed.de>
>>>>>>>     on Fri, 30 Nov 2007 14:35:41 +0000 (UTC) writes:
>>     DM> Douglas Bates <bates at ...> writes:
>>     >> Starting tomorrow you should also be able to install the development
>>     >> version of the package with
>>     >>
>>     >> install.packages("lme4", repos = "http://r-forge.r-project.org")
>>     >>
>>     DM> When I try this, I get:
>>     >> install.packages("lme4", repos = "http://r-forge.r-project.org")
>>     DM> Warning: unable to access index for repository
>>     DM> http://r-forge.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.6
>>     DM> Warning message:
>>     DM> package 'lme4' is not available
>> I see a severe problem with R-forge at the moment :
>> The 2.6   bin/windows/ directory looks completely empty.
>> Martin
> Also, the link labeled win32-latest.zip on the SCM page for the lme4
> package on R-forge does not contain a Win32 binary package.  Instead
> it is the build log.
> The source package, labelled src-latest.tar.gz, does appear to be intact.
> I will be updating the sources for the package this afternoon.  I
> finally got generalized linear mixed models working in the development
> version.  If the problem for Windows binary packages on R-forge is
> resolved (it does look as if they are being built - I think the
> problem is that the wrong file is being returned from the build
> process) soon I will just ask Windows users to wait for a day or two.
> If it is still a problem early next week I will create a Windows
> binary package using win-builder.r-project.org and make it available
> via http.

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