[R] trouble with help.start()

From: John Sorkin <jsorkin_at_grecc.umaryland.edu>
Date: Sat 26 Mar 2005 - 14:23:13 EST

R 2.0.1 running on Linux Core 3.

I am having trouble running the HTML help system. When I issue the command help.start() as a "normal" users I receive the following messssage

> help.start()

Making links in per-session dir ...
If /usr/bin/firefox is already running, it is *not* restarted, and you

    must switch to its window.
Otherwise, be patient ...
> Error: No running window found

*** loading the extensions datasource
*** ExtensionManager:_updateManifests: no access privileges to
application directory, skipping.

When I issue the command as root everything works fine. I suspect the problem is related to file rights, but I do not know which file I do not have rights to. Any help would be appreciated


John Sorkin M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Biostatistics and Informatics
Baltimore VA Medical Center GRECC and
University of Maryland School of Medicine Claude Pepper OAIC

University of Maryland School of Medicine Division of Gerontology
Baltimore VA Medical Center
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1524


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