[R] Re: help.start() problem with netscape 6.2.2 (was: R 1.5. 0 RPM's for Mandrake)

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Thu May 2 19:47:28 CEST 2002

> From: mikalzet at libero.it [mailto:mikalzet at libero.it]
> On Thu, 2 May 2002, Liaw, Andy wrote:
> > I've installed Netscape 6.2.2 on Mdk82, but have not had 
> much luck with
> > help.start() (R-1.5.0 compiled from source).
> >
> > When I do help.start(), it just starts up netscape with the 
> default home
> > page, rather than the R help page.  Doing ?<anything> at 
> the R prompt starts
> > up yet another netscape instance, but still no R help.
> Doing help.start() a second time with netscape already 
> started gives you
> the R help page ?

Nope.  It starts yet another netscape with the default page.  :( 

> Does the search applet work ?

> I mean to go over to mdk 8.2 but I think I'll install a 
> version of good
> old netscape 4.7 ...

May not be a bad idea.  I've had better luck with netscape 4.7, I think. 


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