[R] Problem running RTERM via SSH on Windows/2000

Bruce Moore bwmoore22 at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 22 20:14:46 CEST 2003

I'm having problems getting RTERM to work via SSH. 
Whenever it has any type of problem, it abends instead
of issuing an error message and returning to the >
prompt.  Both "server" and client are Windows/2000
Professional at FP4.  SSH is via Cygwin on both sides.
 R is version is 1071.

RTERM runs fine when run in a BASH shell on the
"server," though it does not prompt for --save
--nosave or --vanilla.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to proceed in
fixing the problem?

$ rterm --vanilla

R : Copyright 2003, The R Development Core Team
Version 1.7.1  (2003-06-16)

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You are welcome to redistribute it under certain
Type `license()' or `licence()' for distribution

R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
Type `contributors()' for more information.

Type `demo()' for some demos, `help()' for on-line
help, or
`help.start()' for a HTML browser interface to help.
Type `q()' to quit R.

> library(xtable)
> library(RODBC)
> xyz<-odbcConnect("xyz",uid="xyz",pwd="xyz")
Error: syntax error
Execution halted

Client SSH level
$ ssh -V
OpenSSH_3.4p1, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0090607f

Host SSH level
$ ssh -V
OpenSSH_3.6.1p1, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0x0090702f

Bruce Moore

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