Re: [R] Mac OS X 10.4.11 - R2.6.2 - Problem with proxy

From: Liviu Andronic <>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 12:43:14 +0100

Hello Vincent,

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 11:25 AM, Vincent Alcouffe <> wrote:
> I have 60 Macintoshs on Mac OS X 10.4.11 for learn "R" to studient
> of University and i want to Install New Packages. I click on the button
> "access list Mirrors" and it propose me a list of mirrors. None work
> correctly. All the mirrors take an error.

Recent versions of R have introduced some bug related to accessing the Internet through a transparent proxy. It has been discussed recently, twice, for the Windows and Linux platforms. Please check these threads [1] [2].

Basically, you would need to install wget, make sure that it can access the Internet (tweak the config files and make it aware of the transparent proxy) and use method="wget" when installing packages within R.


[1] [2] mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Thu 27 Mar 2008 - 11:46:14 GMT

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