Re: [R] Basic R Problem

From: Hans-Peter <>
Date: Sat 18 Feb 2006 - 04:11:10 EST

2006/2/17, Peter Arnold <>:
> > To: Anyone Who Can Help
> >> chooseCRANmirror()
> >> utils:::menuInstallPkgs()
> > Warning: unable to access index for repository
> >
> > Warning: unable to access index for repository
> >
> > Error in install.packages(NULL, .libPaths()[1], dependencies = TRUE,
> > type = type) :
> > no packages were specified

I cannot help you, but maybe I can help you to help yourself:

  1. go to the archiv:
  2. I tried with the search term: "Warning: unable to access index for repository"
  3. in the result page I took the first entry: (
  4. which gave me the answer:
    >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.
  5. The rw-FAQ is the Windows FAQ. As I didn't remember where it is, I just looked at the posting guide which gave me:
  6. or more exactly:

I don't know if this helps, but I think these are the steps that you should/could do for yourself before asking on the maillist. Of course it's not always as simple to get the right answers out of the archiv.


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