[R] help.start() error:

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Feb 21 15:46:02 CET 2003

R version, operating system, who installed R and how?

It looks to be as if you probably installed a Unix/Linux binary version 
and do not have netscape installed (and the installation failed to check 

The simplest answer is to install netscape in /usr/bin.

The next simplest answer is to alter R_BROWSER in R_HOME/etc/Renviron or 
to set R_BROWSER to point to a valid browser.

However, you really ought to take this up with whoever installed your 
version of R, for the installation is faulty.

On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, Christoph Lehmann wrote:

> Hi 
> I am new to R and just wanted to go through some tutorial. First I tried
> to start help, but I got: 
> ----------------
> > help.start()
> Making links in per-session dir ...
> If /usr/bin/netscape is already running, it is *not* restarted, and
>     you must switch to its window.
> Otherwise, be patient ...
> > sh: line 1: /usr/bin/netscape: No such file or directory
> sh: line 1: /usr/bin/netscape: No such file or directory
> ---------------
> how to solve this problem? thanks a lot
> christoph
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