[R-SIG-Mac] R, installing packages behind a firewall
Michael.Bach at uni-freiburg.de
Mon Apr 28 09:53:20 CEST 2008
In all probability my request is trivial, please bear with me if so.
Problem: installing packages (be it via the GUI or using
"install.packages" meets with a response "can't access index of ...
repository ..." (it's in German, but that's the gist). Since it works
at home, I assume it's a firewall problem here in the Medical School.
I found documentation that a proxy can be defined like so:
but that has no effect, even if I do it immediately after R's startup.
Possibly the reason is that that URL actually references a PAC file in
Any help greatly appreciated! And thanks for a great GUI making R more
PS: R version 2.7.0 (2008-04-22) i386-apple-darwin8.10.1
attached base packages: stats graphics grDevices utils
datasets methods base
loaded via a namespace (and not attached): tools_2.7.0
R version 2.7.0 (2008-04-22) $`svn rev` "45424"
Mac OS X 10.5.2, PowerMac
Prof. Michael Bach PhD, Ophthalmology, University of Freiburg,
Killianstr. 5, 79106 Freiburg, Germany.
Visual illusions: <http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/>
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