[BioC] Proxy issues
jonathan.arthur at sydney.edu.au
Tue Mar 23 23:59:59 CET 2010
I have just switched from a Windows PC to a Mac and am having problems
installing Bioconductor. I believe the problem is the University proxy
On Windows, I use the internet2.dll (see 2.19.a in the R for Windows FAQ).
This essentially make R connect to the internet through Internet Explorer.
Thus, as IE has been configured to work with the University proxy, via an
automatic proxy configuration file, R works fine this way too.
However, there doesn't seem to be an equivalent option for Mac. Furthermore,
I don't know the proxy server details as browsers are configured using an
automatic proxy configuration file, rather than by manually setting a proxy
My questions are:
1) Is there an internet2.dll equivalent for Mac, so I can point
R/Bioconductor through Safari?
2) If not, can R/Bioconductor use an automatic proxy configuration file to
determine the correct proxy server details?
Thanks for your help.
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