[R] f.ex. port in wget

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 6 10:21:08 CEST 2001

On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, Laura Haapala wrote:

> I've just installed wget so that I could get new packages, but when I
> try to use it, it just tries to get the connection
> cran.r-project.org:80...
> My computer uses Windows NT system and internet connections go through
> port 8080 so I think there's the problem, but how to change it?

Not so. Works for me.  It's the port on the remote system not the local
machine that is specified here.  On CRAN Austria that port is 80.
Maybe you need to set a proxy?

In any case, the current version of R has its own internet connection, and
does not rely on wget.

> I've tried to set packages through MS DOS, but that doesn't work either,
> because make libR.a says that: no rule for target 'libR.a' Stop. I've
> tried to modify mkrules, but no luck yet.

Well, you can only make Windows packages on Windows not MS-DOS (but maybe
you meant a commands window, which on NT is not running MS-DOS), and if
you are in the right directory (src/gnuwin32) with the supplied Makefile
you can.

> I don't know this system yet, but I've read quite a lot about this and
> now I'm out of ideas whatto try next.

When out of ideas, try the FAQ?  Specifically Q3.1. You can download the
file in your favourite browser and then install the zip file locally.

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