[R-SIG-Mac] R quits on update.packages()

Michael Herron mcherron at mac.com
Wed May 29 03:28:05 CEST 2013


I have installed 3.0.1 on an iMac.  I just logged in remotely, tried to update.packages(), and R quit.  For example:

[brahms:~] herron% R

R version 3.0.1 (2013-05-16) -- "Good Sport"
Copyright (C) 2013 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin10.8.0 (64-bit)

R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for distribution details.

  Natural language support but running in an English locale

R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
Type 'contributors()' for more information and
'citation()' on how to cite R or R packages in publications.

Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or
'help.start()' for an HTML browser interface to help.
Type 'q()' to quit R.

> update.packages()
--- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
[brahms:~] herron%

I never get a chance to select a mirror; R just quits.  

Any thoughts on this?  I have never seen this behavior before.

Thanks, mh

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