[R] update.packages with proxy?

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Sep 1 08:34:12 CEST 2001

On Fri, 31 Aug 2001, Kenneth Cabrera wrote:

> Hello Dear R user:
> How can I use the update.package() function if my system
> has proxy configuration.

See ?download.file, as in

  method: Download method, see `download.file'.

Of course, if you had told us your R version and platform I might be able
to be more specific ....

On Windows you can use internet2.dll (see the changes file) and set the
proxy in Internet Options in the Control Panel, *if* you have Internet
Explorer >=4 installed.

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