[R] help.start( )

partha_bagchi@hgsi.com partha_bagchi at hgsi.com
Thu Sep 4 13:49:55 CEST 2003

I think the Mozilla plugin site explicitly says that you cannot copy the 
Java plugin into the Mozilla plugin directory. You have to make a symbolic 
link to it in the plugin directory. Please try that.

Jason Turner <jasont at indigoindustrial.co.nz>
Sent by: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
09/03/2003 07:32 PM

        To:     Ming <mingliz2 at netscape.net>
        cc:     R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
        Subject:        Re: [R] help.start( )

Ming wrote:
> Dear R experts,
> I installed R-1.7.1 on Linux (Red Hat 9.0) starting from R-1.7.1.tgz 
without a problem.  Then I fired up R and tried things and found that 
help.start( ) does not work.  I downloaded Sun Java j2re1.4.2, installed 
that and re-installed R-1.7.1 from scratch.  I tried help.start( ) again 
and the browser (Mozilla 1.2.1) crashed.
> I read about copying libjavaplugin_oji.so into mozilla/plugins and 
installed R-1.7.1 (again from scratch).  Mozilla still crashed.  Can you 
tell me how to make help.start( ) work in R-1.7.1?

It doesn't help much, but it works fine on my SuSE 8.2 box, using
R-1.7.1 (patched) and Mozlla 1.2.1.  I've also used Konqueror (the KDE
browser/file manager) using help.start(browser="konqueror").  Have you
tried that (or Galleon, or Opera, or ...)?


Indigo Industrial Controls Ltd.
jasont at indigoindustrial.co.nz

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