[R] problems downloading R-1.6.1

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Nov 11 17:07:07 CET 2002

Myriam Abramson <mabramso at gmu.edu> writes:

> Hi!
> There is a "musical" note next to the rpm in CRAN and its mirrors and
> it seems to require some sort of plugin that I don't have. Is there a
> way around that?

This is generic brain-damage caused by assuming that file extensions
uniquely determine the content (same effect as assuming that
README.DOC files are all in MS Word format). There's an audio format
also called RPM (a version of RealAudio, it seems).

Normally, there's a way to tell your browser to download links instead
of displaying them, thus bypassing any plugin "requirement". In
Mozilla it's Shift-Button-1. 

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