[Rd] Setting a mirror "permanently" on R on ubuntu (PR#13995)
edd at debian.org
Sat Oct 10 15:53:28 CEST 2009
On 10 October 2009 at 05:55, lmramba at gmail.com wrote:
| Dear all,
| I seem to have many problems as I run R on my ubuntu system.
| want to set a mirror so that anytime I use the command "install.packages",
| it does not ask me for which mirror to use but go direct.
| This is because of the error I keep on getting below and I dont know how to
| solve it.
Can you _please stop abusing the bug tracking system_ by asking these
This is answered, inter alia, in
help(install.packages) # telling you about option("repos")
help(options) # telling you about the repos option
help(Startup) # telling you about R's inits
as well as the different manuals.
Also, see one of the emails I just sent you for the concrete example:
edd at joe:~$ cat .Rprofile
# as in AER by Zeileis and Kleiber
options(prompt="R> ", digits=4, show.signif.stars=FALSE)
options("repos"="http://cran.us.r-project.org") ## US mirror
Lastly, *please* switch to r-sig-debian for help with your Debian / Ubuntu
system and stop abusing the r-devel list and the bug tracker.
| Please help.
| Kind regards,
| > library(epicalc)
| Loading required package: foreign
| Loading required package: survival
| Loading required package: splines
| > install.packages("lattice")
| Warning in install.packages("lattice") :
| argument 'lib' is missing: using
| Error in contrib.url(repos, type) :
| trying to use CRAN without setting a mirror
| Calls: install.packages -> grep -> contrib.url
| Execution halted
| Exited: 256
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