[R] New light on help.start() search applet problem
mikalzet at libero.it
Wed Jun 19 14:43:13 CEST 2002
On Mandrake systems the help.start() search applet doesn't work for any
combination of mozilla and java I've tried; it also doesn't work with any
other browser except for netscape 4.7 series. Something analogous,
I'm told, happens with Debian but not with RedHat ...
I've discovered something interesting today: if the address URL in
the search applet doesn't get inited, but if I change this to:
it works perfectly.
So it looks as if this is a problem mozilla has with .R symlinks ?
Or with permissions ? I propend for symlinks as I've noticed another
strange thing: if, as a normal user, I open a graphical console and su to
root, then start R as root, help.start() will work with netscape 4.78, but
not with mozilla ... mozilla will not start, complaining about
/root/.R/.../index.html not existing.
.R directory and subdirectories have 755 permissions, the relevant
symlinks 777, the permissions of files in /usr/bin/R/doc/html/search
are 644. Changing these doesn't seem to affect things.
Hoping this may help someone find the solution.
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