[R] help.start() and Mozilla

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Apr 21 19:36:54 CEST 2002

On Sun, 21 Apr 2002 mikalzet at libero.it wrote:

> Searching the archives I found a thread about this a while ago
> (november 2001) but it seems something has changed since then.
> R 1.4.1, mozilla 0.9.4, linux mandrake 8.1,

That's way out of date.  Try 0.9.9.

> default help.start browser = netscape,
> jre 1.3.1
> If mozilla is not yet started and I do:
> help.start(browser = 'mozilla')
> mozilla is started on the default mozilla homepage.
> Once mozilla is going, doing
> help.start() once again will get the R help page.
> Is this a bug with help.start() or with my system's configuration,
> I wonder ?

With your mozilla.  There are a few other things that don't work with that
version, for example the menu links in the HTML manual versions.

> The R help page works all right except for the search page; does the
> search page require something in particular ?

A working Java sub-system.

For me on RH7.2 mozilla 0.9.9 worked as expected with R-1.5.0pre.

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