[BioC] getBioC and install.packages2 fail
ramasamy at cancer.org.uk
Thu Mar 31 00:52:29 CEST 2005
Seth is very likely to be correct. Reading help("download.file") shows
that the default method is "internal" and it appears that your internal
method does not care about proxies etc.
In the details section of help("download.file"), you will find
Method '"wget"' can be used with proxy firewalls which require
user/password authentication if proper values are stored in the
configuration file for 'wget'.
and to setup the configuration file for 'wget' see the "Setting Proxies"
section under the same help file.
Was there a specific reason for using the argument method="wget" in
On Wed, 2005-03-30 at 06:57 -0800, Seth Falcon wrote:
> <Arne.Muller at sanofi-aventis.com> writes:
> > The "install.packages" command prints an error, for some reason the proxy authentification failed!
> >> install.packages(pkgs=c("gpls", "PROcess"), CRAN=biocUrl,dependencies=TRUE, me
> > thod="wget")
> > --12:07:56-- http://www.bioconductor.org/packages/bioc/stable/src/contrib/PACKA
> > GES
> > => `/tmp/RtmpEi1pKG/file74b0dc51'
> > Resolving firewall... done.
> > Connecting to firewall[XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX]:XX... connected.
> > Proxy request sent, awaiting response... 407 Proxy Authentication Required
> > 12:07:56 ERROR 407: Proxy Authentication Required.
> This output is from wget and indicates the proxy auth problem you
> suspect. Perhaps rereading the help in download.file and/or
> interacting with a local sysadmin will help.
> + seth
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