[R-SIG-Mac] R quits on update.packages()
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed May 29 08:20:14 CEST 2013
On 29/05/2013 02:28, Michael Herron wrote:
> 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)
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> Type 'q()' to quit R.
> --- 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.
Nor have I, nor can I reproduce it.
In any case, see ?chooseCRANmirror and its 'graphics' argument. When
running R remotely you want to set option "menu.graphics" to false.
> Thanks, mh
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