Re: [R] probs in installing packages with R 2.2.0

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 12 Oct 2005 - 01:00:15 EST

I expect you need to set a proxy. This is covered in the rw-FAQ that we do ask you to read before posting. See the item

         The internet download functions fail.

On Tue, 11 Oct 2005, Giannitrapani, Marco GSUK-GSSC wrote:

> Dear R users.
>
> I was wondering if you could help me with this error message I get when I try to install packages.
>
> I just installed R (the latest version, R 2.2.0) on my laptop (windows), and I was trying to install packages intwo ways:
>
> 1) Packages > Install Package(s)...
>
> 2) Packages > Install Package(s) from local zip files...
>
> , but in both ways I get the following error message:
>
> Warning: unable to access index for repository http://cran.uk.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.2
> Warning: unable to access index for repository http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/RWin/bin/windows/contrib/2.2
> Error in install.packages(NULL, .libPaths()[1], dependencies = TRUE, type = type) :
> no packages were specified
>
> PS: I try selecting my CRAN mirror from different parts (UK, USA, ...), but it doesn't work
>
> Any idea, what is wrong with that?
>
> Should I install something before installing packages?
>
> Thanks in advance for your help!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Marco
>
>
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