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Main R archives lost "packages" directory - don't copy to your mirror site (r-project.org)
37 points by zeratul 838 days ago | comments

zeratul 838 days ago | link

There should be a ton of R packages to download here:


This change is propagating to the mirror websites. For some it might mean downtime with their statistical analysis.

EDIT: Actually, you can still get the packages source code here:


Binaries for mac os x are here:


But I don't know where to get the PDF documentation for the individual packages.

EDIT2: Google keeps cached PDFs, you can view them using Google docs pdf reader.

P.S. I've contacted Uwe, Kurt, and Stefan but probably they are already gone for the day.


kwokHat 837 days ago | link

The pdfs should be generated automatically when you install from source - or could be forced through a command line option (there were some changes to v 2.14, I don't recall them exactly)

Also most pdfs for R packages will show up in a google search somewhere.


zeratul 837 days ago | link

This mirror does not auto-delete (as posted on r-devel):



djacobs 838 days ago | link

I think we need a little more context?


zitterbewegung 838 days ago | link

I think the packages directory was removed?


noodly 838 days ago | link

what about disabling access to this archive until "packages" directory is restored, so it won't propagate to mirrors ?


mbq 838 days ago | link

My package got published today... I hope it's only correlated |-:


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