[R-SIG-Mac] [Rd] Mac R spinning wheel with Package Manager (PR#14005)

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Wed Oct 14 15:32:03 CEST 2009

(moving to the proper mailing list: R-SIG-Mac - this is not a bug so  


this look like your internet access is stalling R -- it's not really R  
freezing but your internet. Try using a different mirror and/or check  
your internet connection.


On Oct 13, 2009, at 10:45 , james at howison.name wrote:

> Full_Name: James Howison
> Version: 2.9.2
> OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> For quite a while now I have been unable to use Package Manager to  
> install
> programs.  I get the spinning wheel and long lock ups.  This happens  
> when I hit,
> "get list", but that eventually returns, seemingly successfully.   
> However it
> also happens when I try to install a package, the whole application  
> locks up.  I
> don't see anything in a log file; I took a sample using Activity  
> Manager and the
> report after a force quit (which I didn't "send to apple")
> I'm able to build packages fine using install.packages and CMD INSTALL
> This behavior continued with a fresh R install (Oct 13, 2009)

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