[ESS] help.start() locks up Emacs/ESS

Paul Johnson pauljohn32 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 20:40:27 CEST 2016

I have a new install of Ubuntu 16.04 on a laptop.  I notice a new
problem. Running from ESS *R* help.start() succeeds and browser is
displayed, but after choosing a link on that page (say "Packages")
that the ESS session is essentially dead.  The *R* seems locked

The *R* session looks like this:

Making 'packages.html' ... done

And I cannot find a way to recover.

Do you see this as well?


Emacs 25.4
ESS  15.09.2-3

I don't know why Ubuntu packaging is staying with last year's ESS,
that's the next problem I have to solve in their setup.  If you know,
let me know...

Paul E. Johnson   http://pj.freefaculty.org
Director, Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis http://crmda.ku.edu

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