[BioC] getBioC and install.packages2 fail

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Tue Mar 29 18:01:57 CEST 2005

Hi Arne,

<Arne.Muller at sanofi-aventis.com> writes:
> I've an installation problem. I'm running R 2.0.1 and BioC
> 1.5. . I'd like to install the 'proteomics' package. Getting the
> most recent getBioC fucntion works fine (I'm behind a
> firewall). ReposTools and tools get loaded automatically and then
> the script terminates without any error message and withour
> installing the proteomics package:
>> getBioC(libNam='proteomics', method='wget')
> Running getBioC version 1.2.69....
> If you encounter problems, first make sure that
> you are running the latest version of getBioC()
> which can be found at: www.bioconductor.org/getBioC.R
> Please direct any concerns or questions to bioconductor at stat.math.ethz.ch.
> Loading required package: reposTools 
> Loading required package: tools 
> When running install.packages2('gpls')
> nothing happens either, no error, no output no instllation :-(

Hmm.  On Linux with R 2.0.1 I'm able to install the proteomics
package.  You wrote that you are behind a firewall.  Do you also have
a web proxy?  

What happens if you do install.packages2("gpls") from the R prompt?  

+ seth

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