[R] adding option in the Windows installer for --internet2

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Thu Jul 15 22:51:06 CEST 2004

On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 16:18:43 -0400, "Liaw, Andy" <andy_liaw at merck.com>
wrote :

>[Not sure if such wishlist item should go to R-help or R-devel...]
>It would be nice if an option can be added to the R for Windows installer
>that will add the --internet2 option to the command line in the shortcut
>that gets created.  Also, is it possible to make that an option that can be
>set at the R prompt, or perhaps even better, as the default no matter
>how/where R is started?  For those of us behind corporate firewalls, life
>w/o --internet2 is not terribly pleasant, and naïve users are too naïve to
>remember that...

It would be easy to put there, but I can't for the life of me figure
out how I would document it.  If a user is too naive to know to use it
when running R, how would they know which choice to make when
installing it?

Alternatively, if you know a test that could determine whether
--internet2 is desirable, perhaps the installer could use that.

As to the idea of switching at the R prompt or as a global
configuration option:  those are probably possible, possibly tricky,
patches to do them will be considered.

Duncan Murdoch

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