Previously, I had R installed, somehow zypper uninstalled it and now I can't get it back on my system.

I tried the command:
zypper -p http://cran.case.edu
zypper in R-patched
These should work, though the package does not get installed????

This is probably the closest mirror to me with a link to the package. I noticed it re-routes back
to an OpenSUSE site. The second time I type a command like:
zypper -p http://cran.case.edu
it removes the link????
The source code is available, though building from source is a problem. It would be better if
zypper just worked correctly.

cnf R or cnf R-patched doesn't seem to configure R.

thanks in advance if anyone knows the solution.