[BioC] Installing BioConductor hangs the R process.

Chevreux, Bastien {VFB~Kaiseraugst} Bastien.Chevreux at dsm.com
Tue Oct 14 18:13:05 MEST 2003

Hello everyone,

I wanted to test some functionality of bioconductor. My system: Windows NT4 (SP whatever). I installed R (1.8 fresh install, never used it before on this machine) and then went on with getting the BioConductor package:

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> source("http://www.bioconductor.org/getBioC.R")
> getBioC()
Running getBioC version 1.2.42....
If you encounter problems, first make sure that
you are running the latest version of getBioC()
which can be found at: www.bioconductor.org/getBioC.R
Please direct any concerns or questions to bioconductor at stat.math.ethz.ch.

[1] "Installing reposTools ..."
Loading required package: reposTools 
Creating a new generic function for "summary" in "reposTools" 

Synching your local package management information ...

Synching your local package management information ...
Warning message:
cannot open: HTTP status was '404 Not Found'

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>From this point on, R hangs and must be killed via TaskManager. Trying to install parts of the BioConductor package only ("affy" etc.) results into the same problem.

Any ideas?

Best regards,

Bastien Chevreux - DSM Nutritional Products
Bioinformatics VFB - Bldg. 203 / 113a
P.O. Box 3255
CH-4002 Basel / Switzerland - Tel. +41-61-687-2590 

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