[R] update.packagesl (method=internal) on Windows

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Jun 24 23:00:46 CEST 2001

On Sun, 24 Jun 2001, Dieter Menne wrote:

> Dear Prof. Ripley,
> > What manual?  Do you mean the help page?
> download.file help page
> > Read the CHANGES file and switch to internet2.dll.  Sorry, the docs
> > got left one step behind when late in the day I switched the defaults.
> >
> > > but no connection (dial-up ADSL) is established, error message
> > > return immediately.
> >
> > It will not open an Internet connection.  The following saying that your
> > DNS is not finding the site.
> The proxy (on the same computer) handles the connection. I suspect "internal"
> does not know the tcp/ip address of my proxy, which I explicitely setfor wget.
> Any chance to set is manually?
> > You should be able to switch to
> > internet2.dll and make use of your proxies.  However, I changed away from
> > that last week as on a very flaky connection, it was a lot less reliable.
> Could nor find any info how to "switch". InternetX.dll are in modules folder,
> should one of these be copied to bin? Or renamed?


The default internet module modules\internet.dll is built using basic
WinSock calls.  There is an alternative modules\internet2.dll which uses
WinInet calls (and so needs Internet Explorer installed) which can be
used as a replacement.

so what is the difficulty?

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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