[R] Unix proxy and firewall problems

From: Assa Yeroslaviz <Assa.Yeroslaviz_at_uni-duesseldorf.de>
Date: Wed 19 Oct 2005 - 18:15:41 EST


I was trying to install R on a unix server. Because of a firewall i can't install biocLite for working with Bioconductor.

With windows it wasn't a problem. I used the option '--internet2' to bypass the firewall.
I don't have any idea, how to do it with unix. I tried to set my proxy
>Sys.putenv("http_proxy"="http...:8080")
>Sys.getenv("http_proxy")

                http_proxy

"http://...:8080"
http://by-cache.bayer-ag.com:8080/
but than by try to use the source command to download the bioC.R script I'm getting the message:
>source("http:/bioconductor.org/getBioC.R")
Error in file(file, "r", encoding = encoding) :

        unable to open connection
In addition: Warning message:
cannot open file 'http:/bioconductor.org/getBioC.R'

Is there a possibility to change the proxy setting after the programm is already running or do i need to do it before?

THX Assa

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Assa Yeroslaviz
Loetzenerstr. 15
51373 Leverkusen

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