[BioC] bioconductor

Jeff Gentry jgentry@jimmy.harvard.edu
Wed, 5 Feb 2003 17:23:44 -0500 (EST)

> Here is the error I got when trying to install bioconductor on Windows XP.
> Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you very much.

> Error in getPkgDisc(isDevel, version) : The url:
> http://www.bioconductor.org/repository/release1.1/package/PACKAGES does not
> seem to have a valid PACKAGES file.

Most likely your R session can not access the internet.

Try this:

> z <- url("http://www.bioconductor.org/main.html")
> readLines(z)

This should produce output without errors.