Re: [R] Windows GUI package install annoyance

From: Berton Gunter <gunter.berton_at_gene.com>
Date: Tue 14 Feb 2006 - 04:39:38 EST

Thanks, Uwe. I knew it was something stupid, but I could have stared at it forever and still missed it.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Uwe Ligges [mailto:ligges@statistik.uni-dortmund.de]
> Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 9:28 AM
> To: Berton Gunter
> Cc: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] Windows GUI package install annoyance
>
> Berton Gunter wrote:
>
> > Folks:
> >
> > A minor (R 2.2.0) Windows package install annoyance, but I
> can't figure out
> > how to fix it. If someone could tell me how or point me to
> the appropriate
> > docs, I would appreciate it.
> >
> > I set my CRAN mirror in my Rprofile.site file. After startup, I get:
> >
> >
> >>getOption('repos')
> >
> > CRAN
> > "http:/cran.cnr.berkeley.edu/"
> >
> >
> > However, when I then go to the GUI "Packages" menu item and click on
> > "Install packages..." I get:
> >
> >
> >>utils:::menuInstallPkgs()
> >
> > Warning: unable to access index for repository
> > http:/cran.cnr.berkeley.edu/bin/windows/contrib/2.2
> > Error in install.packages(NULL, .libPaths()[1],
> dependencies = TRUE, type =
> > type) :
> > no packages were specified
> >
> >
> > However, If I now manually set my mirror (through the menu:
> "Set Cran
> > mirror" item, which invokes chooseCRANmirror()) , and now
> check my repos
> > option, I get again:
> >
> >
> >>getOption('repos')
> >
> > CRAN
> > "http://cran.cnr.Berkeley.edu"
> >
> >
> > ## but now the "install packages.." menu choice works!
> > Is there an easy way to avoid having to manually re-specify
> my CRAN mirror?
>
> Yes: do not omit the second "/" after "http:" in
> "http://cran.cnr.berkeley.edu/" .....
>
> Uwe Ligges
>
>
> > My apologies for wasted bandwidth if I have overlooked
> something obvious,
> > which I believe is the case.
> >
> > Many thanks.
> >
> > -- Bert
> >
> > Bert Gunter
> > Genentech
> >
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