[R] R-2.6.0 - packages installation through a proxy - not working

Rainer M Krug Rainer+R-help at krugs.de
Tue Oct 16 16:37:57 CEST 2007

Liviu Andronic wrote:
> On 10/16/07, Rainer M. Krug <Rainer at krugs.de> wrote:
>> I always change the variables in the terminal window before I start R, i.e.
>> export http_proxy=SERVER:3128
>> export ftp_proxy=SERVER:3128
>> and then start R - I did it this morning, and it worked.
> I always start up Gentoo with these variables set system wide:
> localhost m1_1sem # env | grep -i proxy
> http_proxy=SERVER:3128
> ftp_proxy=SERVER:3128
> rsync_proxy=SERVER:3128
> https_proxy=SERVER:3128
> However, R seems to ignore them. I always had to put the necessary
> variables in Renviron. I have just tried your method, but it also
> failed. I double-checked the proxy server name, so I doubt the problem
> is there.
> There must be something else that blocks R from accessing the Internet.

Sounds like it - sorry, but I can't help further.


> Regards,
> Liviu

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