[BioC] installing packages from CRAN problem

Jeff Gentry jgentry@jimmy.harvard.edu
Tue, 4 Feb 2003 12:46:30 -0500 (EST)

> When I try to install packages from CRAN under the menu of Packages, it
> always gives me the following messages: 
> > {a <- CRAN.packages()
> + install.packages(select.list(a[,1],,TRUE), .libPaths()[1], available=a)}
> trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/PACKAGES'
> unable to connect to 'cran.r-project.org'.
> Error in download.file(url = paste(contriburl, "PACKAGES", sep = "/"),  : 
>         cannot open URL
> `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/PACKAGES' 
> What's wrong?

Could be any number of things, but is really a R issue rather than a
bioconductor issue.

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