[BioC] proxy configuration

michael watson (IAH-C) michael.watson at bbsrc.ac.uk
Thu Jun 10 10:13:35 CEST 2004

Hi Isaac

Just for completeness, you didn't mention if you are using R on windows
or on Linux.

On windows, if you set your Desktop shortcut to point to:

"C:\Program Files\R\rw1090\bin\Rgui.exe" --internet2

Then R will use the proxy configuration from Internet Explorer - which
means that if IE works, then R will too.

On Linux, you need to set your environment variable http_proxy to your
proxy server address, and make sure there is NO environment variable
called no_proxy.  There are a variety of ways of doing this, but on Suse
and many others, one can edit /my/home/directory/.bashrc to have the
following line:

export http_proxy=http://my.proxy.server.com:port



-----Original Message-----
From: Isaac Neuhaus [mailto:isaac.neuhaus at bms.com] 
Sent: 08 June 2004 21:31
To: bioconductor
Subject: [BioC] proxy configuration

Does anybody know how to set up the proxy in R to be able to use the 
getBioC() function and install the Bioconductor packages? Thanks. Isaac

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