Re: [R] Problems installing and updating packages for 2.1.0 on Windows 2000

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Tue 26 Apr 2005 - 16:38:44 EST

Greg Blevins wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am running R 2.1.0 on Windows 2000.
>
> When I attempt to install or update packages, regardless of whether I use the menu or command line, I get the following error.
>
>

>>utils:::chooseCRANmirror()
>>utils:::menuInstallPkgs()

>
> Warning message:
> unable to connect to 'cran.cnr.Berkeley.edu' on port 80.
> Warning: unable to access index for repository http://cran.cnr.Berkeley.edu/bin/windows/contrib/2.1
> Warning message:
> unable to connect to 'www.stats.ox.ac.uk' on port 80.
> Warning: unable to access index for repository http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/RWin/bin/windows/contrib/2.1
> Error in install.packages(NULL, .libPaths()[1], dependencies = TRUE, type = type) :
> no packages were specified
>
> I have uninstalled and reinstalled R 2.1.0 to no avail. I read through the recent treads on similar problems, but if an answer to my problem we given, I missed it.

It sounds as though you need to configure a proxy for Internet access. See the discussion in the R for Windows FAQ (which gives other possibilities too).

Duncan Murdoch



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