[R] R won't connect to the internet on Linux!
michael watson (IAH-C)
michael.watson at bbsrc.ac.uk
Thu Jul 24 13:51:38 CEST 2003
OK, I really am struggling with this one! Forgive me if I am being stupid....
I am running R 1.7.1 on Suse Linux 8.1. I connect to the internet through a proxy so I have:
IAHC-LINUX03:~ # echo $http_proxy
IAHC-LINUX03:~ # echo $HTTP_PROXY
just in case ;-)
SO, i go into R and I get:
unable to connect to 'www.bioconductor.org' on port 80.
Error in file(file, "r") : cannot open URL `http://www.bioconductor.org/getBioC.R'
OK so is R just not picking up my proxy setting? It seems to be trying port 80 on something, and I have specifically set it to port 8080 in my environment variables. As far as I can see I have followed the reference manual suggestion, so does anyone else have one?
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